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Next President of the United Fates of America

Buckwheat makes good in the new Whitey House.
Good for Carson.

That's fine with me,
like I said much earlier in this thread,
Trump and Price are better than a Clinton Clowndation Whitey House,
but not enough for me to look forward with a lot of confidence in the economy,
or the overall global mondo politico.

I was resigned to choosing who I would rather fail with here in: 
The United Fates of America,
post presidential election.

So, I want Trump to succeed, and I would be very pleased,
but you had better contingency plan now,
to keep yourself in some kind of economic comfort zone for what may be coming.
There are some powerful entities within America that want Trump to fail,
at our expense.

Trump's zeal in privatizing government functions such as medicare and such, is not without concern.
But then everything from here on in is going to be that way Hmm2  

a few days ago, more at link
Donald Trump Campaigned on Protecting Medicare, 
But His Health Secretary Pick Wants to Privatize It
Quote:But his nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services 
is a strong supporter of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan 
to raise the Medicare eligibility age and partially privatize the program — 
indicating either that Trump is walking back his campaign pledge 
or that there will soon be a conflict between Trump’s cabinet and his own stated views on the issue.

A little more than a week after the election, 
Trump’s pick for HHS secretary, Georgia Republican Congressman Tom Price, 
who now helms the House Budget Committee, 
told the press that he expected the House to push for Medicare privatization 
“within the first six to eight months” of the Trump administration — 
possibly by using the budget reconciliation process, 
which would allow the Senate to pass such a plan with a simple majority that could not be filibustered.

Two days after the election, 
Ryan had appeared on Fox News to urge changes to Medicare. 
“What people don’t realize is because of Obamacare, 
Medicare is going broke. 
Medicare is going to have price controls. 
Because of Obamacare, 
Medicaid is in fiscal straits,” Ryan said.

 “So you have to deal with those issues if you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare. 
Medicare has got some serious problems because of Obamacare. 
So those things are part of our plan to replace Obamacare.”

As HHS secretary, 

Price would be in a powerful position to advocate for privatization 
as well as other changes to health care law 
that would undermine Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 
Seema Verma, who helped implement the Medicaid program in Indiana and other states, 
who Trump has tapped to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, would report to Price.

Highly in depth article on Ryan and medicare
Can Paul Ryan actually privatize Medicare?

Quote:His preferred strategy, called “premium support,”
 would change Medicare from a single payer system 
in which the government pays directly for seniors’ health care 
to one where beneficiaries could use their government benefits to buy private insurance. 

Supporters say it would inject much-needed competition into the health care space, 
leading to lower costs and better coverage. 
Critics respond that this would end Medicare as we know it; 
instead of being able to count on basic health care after 65, 
seniors would be forced to navigate a maze of insurance options, 
like Obamacare customers today. 

They also argue that Medicare is less expensive than private insurance 
and that seniors would receive substandard care under a premium support system.


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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - by Vianova - 12-06-2016, 02:47 AM

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