House Speaker Paul Ryan really, really wants to get rid of Obamacare and to privatize Medicare.
Apparently, he wants to give US citizens vouchers instead of medical insurance. Supposedly, the vouchers will be used to purchase medical insurance.
A prediction for the future is that the value of those vouchers will decline, making it harder and harder to purchase good medical insurance. One of our major political parties seems not to support the US safety net.
During the Revolutionary War, a man had a contract to provide the US Army with beef. However, he did not deliver beef; instead, he delivered vouchers for beef. General George Washington had the man arrested and put in prison. For breakfast, he did not give the man breakfast; instead, he gave the man a voucher for breakfast. For lunch, he did not give the man lunch; instead, he gave the man a voucher for lunch. For supper, he did not give the man supper; instead, he gave the man a voucher for supper.
For More Information:
Lauren Fox. “Your Road Map To Paul Ryan’s Plan To Privatize Medicare.” Talking Points Memo. 1 December 2016