One thing you can say for Donald Trump is that he is a prolific liar. Lie after lie flows out of the mouth of this Jerry Springer of politics. His latest creation comes out over teeth sharpened by his continuous lies and has an extremely malevolent intent.
POTUS wrote a column for USA Today where he came after Medicare. Talk to any senior on the program, and the president’s lie falls apart. The cost of a Medicare transaction costs just $3, whereas a transaction from a private insurance company costs over $20. It is one of our government’s most efficient programs. Yet, Trump said:
‘Throughout the year, we have seen Democrats across the country uniting around a new legislative proposal that would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives. Dishonestly called “Medicare for All,” the Democratic proposal would establish a government-run, single-payer health care system that eliminates all private and employer-based health care plans and would cost an astonishing $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years. ‘
The president of these great United States continued, patting himself on the back about supposedly protecting “pre-existing conditions” and claiming he could improve Medicare:
‘As a candidate, I promised that we would protect coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions and create new health care insurance options that would lower premiums. I have kept that promise, and we are now seeing health insurance premiums coming down.’
The president then came out against his great enemy, the Democrats. He also said Democrats would “eviscerate Medicare:
‘I also made a solemn promise to our great seniors to protect Medicare. That is why I am fighting so hard against the Democrats’ plan that would eviscerate Medicare. Democrats have already harmed seniors by slashing Medicare by more than $800 billion over 10 years to pay for Obamacare. Likewise, Democrats would gut Medicare with their planned government takeover of American health care.’
Democrats have always fought Republican attempts to take down Medicare. Yet, the man sitting in the Oval Office blew his malignant smoke around the truth, saying “The Democrats’ plan threatens America’s seniors.” He continued claiming the Dems would ration health care and people could not see their physicians — such a lie:
‘The Democrats’ plan means that after a life of hard work and sacrifice, seniors would no longer be able to depend on the benefits they were promised. By eliminating Medicare as a program for seniors, and outlawing the ability of Americans to enroll in private and employer-based plans, the Democratic plan would inevitably lead to the massive rationing of health care. Doctors and hospitals would be put out of business. Seniors would lose access to their favorite doctors. There would be long wait lines for appointments and procedures. Previously covered care would effectively be denied.’
Trump swore that “Medicare would be forced to die,” and the bureaucrats in Washington would control senior’s health care even though the opposite has been true:
‘In practice, the Democratic Party’s so-called Medicare for All would really be Medicare for None. Under the Democrats’ plan, today’s Medicare would be forced to die. The Democrats’ plan also would mean the end of choice for seniors over their own health care decisions. Instead, Democrats would give total power and control over seniors’ health care decisions to the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.’
Fox picked up the Donald’s lie and ran with it.
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