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Camera UP: View of Signage:
Ten Years From Now Under the Romney/Ryan Dystopian World
Location: A typical doctor's office. Patient (Mr Jones -- around 65ish in age) is seated on an exam table, and his wife is standing by. They are both looking hopefully at the doctor ---
Dr. Smith: Mr Jones, I have evaluated all your XRays and tests, and it looks like you have a small lesion in your lung. I am happy to say that it is the kind of lesion we can take care of very easily with surgery, and I think you have a very good chance for a complete recovery. I just need to see your voucher card before we make these arrangements.
---Mr and Mrs Jones look hopefully at each other as she fishes the voucher card out of her purse--- then she hands it to Dr Smith.
Dr, Smith holds the voucher card up in front of her eyes and reads it carefully. She slowly lowers it.
Dr Smith: Mr. Jones, I am sorry to say that your voucher doesn't cover this surgery. I can take out your appendix though...
Mr. Smith: But my appendix is OK
Dr. Jones: I can take off that mole on your shoulder...
Mr. Smith: I don't HAVE a mole on my shoulder!
Dr. Jones: Oh, I wish we had the old Medicare! It would have covered all this!
OK, boys and girls! This was hyperbole. I have been researching my options for Medicare as they are coming up soon.
My short lesson is this: Insurance Companies are NOT going to be competing for elderly clients! They don't WANT people with health problems!
Without Medicare the elderly are fuc*ed