Romney ~ Why should the elderly not care
Why is it that Romney and Ryan are insisting that their changes to Medicare do not affect those over the age of 55?
Apparently they assume that we, the elderly, aren’t concerned about the welfare of our children and the following generations.
My wife and I are proud American patriots even though we elected to retire in Costa Rica in 1967 because of the beauty of the country and the many variations in climate here.
We opted to not to belong to the Medicare system because of its many shortcomings and lack of coverage for any major medical issues and the cost of medications while in the “donut hole”.
What we found after our move was that Costa Rica has a national health care system that has existed side by side with the private health care system that provides us with complete medical coverage at a reasonable cost.
When the “Obamacare” legislation was passed in 2010 we found that it could have been based on the national health care system here with the exception that the Costa Rican health care system is a single payer system. The Costa Rican government pays the cost of the system while the medical profession manages it.
We pay a monthly fee to belong to the system which is reasonable. I will note that our cost here is less than the same medical system would cost in the U.S. but even so the cost is less than 1/10th the cost of the insured private health care coverage here.
Since 2007 my wife has been treated for two different types of cancer, had heart blockages requiring three stents along with regular treatment of diabetes and fibromyalgia. During this same period of time I have had a ruptured appendix, peritonitis, a hernia and Herpes Zoster (Shingles).All of our medications and hospitalizations are provided at no additional cost above the monthly fee.
These are the things that I hope to see for my progeny in the future under Obama’s health care legislation and the most important of reasons that I will not vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in this election.
I am elderly, at 71, and I am concerned about what happens to my progeny and middle class America.
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