The future of Medicare

Paul Ryan wants to dismantle Medicare.  Ian Milhiser explains why that’s such a bad idea, but it’s pretty well captured in this single chart:

But hey, private is better!  Even it ends up in basically wasting $6000.  Then again, the $6ooo per person will go to making health insurance executives richer, so that’s surely a good trade.

Also, a nice chart from Krugman on the relative efficiency of Medicare:

 

When it comes to Medicare privatization it’s hard to get any more  stupid about policy in the service of ideology.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to The future of Medicare

  1. rgbact says:

    Medicare is largely privatized already, with Part D and Medicare Advantage. Seniors like it. Way better than the VA, which Krugman admires.

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