Republican Senators Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham, Jim DeMint and Mike Lee introduced a bill that would allow seniors to sign up for the same healthcare plans that our members of Congress currently enjoy. The legislation called “Congressional Health Care for Seniors Act” would allow seniors to begin signing up for the program in 2014.
Sponsor Rand Paul claims that this will slash Medicare’s deficit by $1 trillion and offer seniors better benefits and cut their out of pocket premium to $1,900 per year. Will the alleged protectors of our freedoms and our good buddies Senators Max Baucus and Jon “No Ear Marks Ever” Tester vote for this plan? It is about time someone got the idea that any government sponsored health care for seniors should be the exact same one our elected officials vote into place for themselves. I did notice the line in the story talking about raising the eligibility for Medicare from age 65 to 70. That would save tons as most of the seniors that have problems would be dead before it cost us a dime. Surely they can’t be serious?
Read the whole story over on The Hill and let us know what you think.