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Challenged on Medicare, G.O.P. Loses Ground

In the entitled article, “Challenged on Medicare, G.O.P. Loses Ground” talks about one of the most coveted indpendent voters in the heavy retiree state of Florida can’t say whether or not she will vote Republican or Democratic, since she is not in favor of either parties decisions, when it comes to Medicare.   The article goes on to state, that the Republican party had managed to blame Obama and the Affordable Care Act on cutting $716 billion from current Medicare recipients to take care of a government health care take over.   Another point in the article, the Democratic party states that the Republican party plans for “voucherizing Medicare” and soon they will also seek to alter Social Security.   The article also talks about how Democrats usually have an advantage on Medicare voters, but voters are also raising doubts when it comes to the Republican party.
Although, there is little truth to both sides, the way Medicare stands today it is on a downward spiral.   Most Medicare recipients as it stands today can not afford the out of pocket expenses one inccurs even with secondary private health insurance.   And, that is a luxury if you can afford it.   With two ailing parents who have secondary health insurance, this is a luxury they can not afford to lose, because pretty soon Medicare may not cover most of their health care cost.   If this happens they will then have to dip more into their retirement savings to pay for medical care costs.
Calmes, Jackie. "Challenged on Medicare, G.O.P. Loses Ground." New York Times 15 Sept. 2012.
15 Sept. 2012

In Prosecutors, Debt Collectors Find a Partner

The article talks about how local debt collectors are pairing up with district attorney’s office in an attempt to collect a debt from a consumer for a bounced check to a retailer.   What they fail to mention to the consumer is that the...