With the election just days away sometimes I wonder whether it is even worth taking the time to vote. It doesn't seem to me that either candidate is concerned with the issues that I consider to be important.
They talk about the economy in general but offer very few specifics. They talk about Medicare, but neither seem to have solutions that I find acceptable. Cut, Cut, Cut. Do they not see that it should be Fix, Fix, Fix.
Then it would be a workable solution to some of the immediate healthcare needs of the senior and disabled.
They need to continue to focus on the abuse within the program but also they should concern themselves with hospital costs, the money they are reimbursing the supplemental plans. It seems to me that if someone is paying for both medicare and a supplemental and they still are having to pay unacceptable co-pays and the costs of some medications then there is a problem within both the choices.
They need to take the money they are paying the supplemental hosts and pour it back into Medicare and make that program more attractive to the doctors. Seniors and disabled aren't getting proper care because it is impossible to find an acceptable doctor who will accept medicare. Generally, you will find yourself in a "puppy mill" clinic. Not acceptable for people who are most at need.
Secondly, the supplementals are raising their rates but lowering the benefits. The co-pays have more than doubled since they started these types of policies,
Foriegn aid is another issue that neither candidate seems to be talking about. The statistics of the money given to other countries is asounding. Yet, most of the countries that receive the money are not our allies and rarely do they join forces with us when we request help. So why do we keep the cash flow going? Why not invest that money here where it could benefit the people of this country that are struggling. It is our tax money isn't it. I have never understood why on the larger issues we don't get a choice - Congress and Senate always seem to be at odds which only delays anything getting accomplished. Why not put it to a vote and let the American people decide where they want their tax dollars spent.
So is it even worth the trouble to vote. I used to believe that it would make a difference but in todays world I am not so sure. If they would allow the same amount of funds for each candidate then perhaps you would really get candidates that want to make a difference. With the way the system is run now it seems the votes are bought rather than gained by popular vote because there are a great deal of candidates that would probably be great choices but don't have the financial backing to even think about running.
Does it ever make you wonder if we are getting the best candidates or just the ones that have alternative backers that want to protect their own agenda and want to protect their own interests.
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