Obama Suggests Means-Testing Medicare
If you heard a series of loud bangs today, that was the sound of lefty heads exploding when Obama said this:
“I’ve said that means-testing on Medicare, meaning people like myself,…you can envision a situation where, for somebody in my position, me having to pay a little bit more on premiums or co-pays or things like that would be appropriate,” the president said in response to a question from ABC News. “That could make a difference.”
The president said in any negotiation “we should make sure that current beneficiaries, as much as possible, are not affected, but we should look at what can we do in the out years so that, over time, some of these programs are more sustainable.”
Of course, given Obama’s miserable track record on promises, I wouldn’t place any large wagers–or small ones for that matter–on him actually following through on that statement.