This occurred to me when I first heard of Ryan's plan to kill Medicare. First, that it would be a windfall for the private insurance cartel. Second, that it is, effectively, a mandate that will force seniors to buy private health insurance and pay the difference between the government subsidy and the (very high) cost of individual plans on the open market, which by the time this "plan" would go into effect would be out of reach for most people. So, in effect it would basically remove health insurance for the majority of the elderly altogether. What a "courageous" and "serious" idea!
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