Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan went on the offensive on the Medicare debate taking place in the mid-west. Countering that the Presidents Medicare plan results in cuts in services to senior citizens on the plan, while the Republican plan preserves its integrity.
President Obama has countered that his plan has preserved Medicare for the next ten years. He says the Republicans would block grant the program which would reduce the services to recipients. The Ryan plan, according to Democrats, would reduce available services to patients because the patient would now have limited funds. Obama says that is not the case in his plan.
the punch counter punch fray has led most pondants to believe that this will remain a major hot-button-topic throughout the course of the campaign. Ryan said that he is trying to show a clear contrast between the Republican and Democrat proposals. Ryan plan would make changes to Medicare for those retiring ten years from but leave benefits for current retirees and those retiring soon in place. However, unmentioned by Ryan was that his own budget blueprint would implement the vast majority of Medicare savings that are achieved under the national health care law.
While Ryan’s speech was promoted as a discussion on Medicare, he returned to the Republican standard of the economy. In actuality he said little about Medicare. But Republicans have countered that this is an important issue that they fully intend on addressing.
regardless of its importance though, neither party is putting much in the way of detail to their campaign messages.
Both sides are being very selective in how they describe each others plans, according to media sources.
Regardless of how the campaigns want to approach the subject of Medicare as well as Health Care Reform, it is becoming clear that the voters want not only clarification but details, and specific conversation regarding the candidates intention for the future of Medicare as well as Social security. They also expect more on the issue regarding Health Care Reform.
The question is are the candidates listening? Or are they just hoping that this issue will just go away.
Not hardly……Not hardly!
Have a good night……….and as usual God Bless America!