Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Entitlement Reform

An excellent article by Robert Samuelson:
Prodded by Bush, Congress last year extended Medicare coverage to drugs. This significantly increased Medicare's long-term costs. Hardly anyone asked the basic question: Why should younger people, who need to pay for diapers and mortgages, be forced to pay for older people's drugs? People at different life stages have different costs. There was a case for coverage of catastrophic drug costs, though not ordinary costs.

3 Comments:

Blogger peggy said...

Amen!

(And this comes from someone who is - unfortunately - far closer to Medicare age than to needing to stock up on diapers.......)

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Prodded". Is that some new euphimism for, "Shamelessly lied to about the actual cost"?

5:39 AM  
Blogger Tim McNabb said...

No kidding. I don't want my grandkids saddled with my bills (I have 6). Whet is the problem with old folks these days. No sense of responsibility.

Tim McNabb
fivehundredwords.com

9:15 AM  

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