Study: Privatized Medicare would raise premiums

October 15, 2012 by Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar

A study out Monday says most Medicare recipients—59 percent—would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system, with wide regional differences leading to big hikes in some states.

In the senior-rich political swing state of Florida, the study says premiums for traditional would jump more than $200 a month.

The report by the nonpartisan carries a prominent disclaimer that it should not be taken as an analysis of the proposal by Republican presidential candidate and running mate Paul Ryan, partly because their plan lacks specifics.

However, Kaiser says it is modeled a similar approach to Romney-Ryan.

The Obama campaign pounced on the findings, while the Romney camp pointed to the disclaimer, saying the report doesn't reflect the candidate's own plan.

Explore further: Medicare in focus as Obama, Ryan trade charges

shares

Related Stories

Medicare in focus as Obama, Ryan trade charges

August 18, 2012
(AP) — Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan introduced his 78-year-old mother to voters Saturday as he defended the Republican ticket from withering criticism from President Barack Obama for proposals to overhaul the ...

Campaign says private Romney emails possibly hacked

June 6, 2012
Authorities are investigating a report that Mitt Romney's personal email account has been hacked, his presidential campaign said Tuesday.

New analysis of presidential candidates' health care plans estimates uninsured by 2022

October 2, 2012
The number of uninsured individuals is estimated to increase in every state and to 72 million nationwide—with children and low- and middle-income Americans particularly hard hit—under Governor Mitt Romney's plan to repeal ...

Romney threads position on health law 'tax'

July 5, 2012
Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney has appeared to contradict previous campaign statements by saying President Barack Obama's health reform law entails a "tax" and not a penalty.

Biden won debate, student poll app finds

October 15, 2012
Six in 10 college students say Joe Biden outperformed Paul Ryan in Thursday's vice presidential debate, according to a nationwide poll conducted with a smartphone application developed by Professor Phil Resnik at Maryland ...

Recommended for you

The environmental injustice of beauty

August 16, 2017
Women of color have higher levels of beauty-product-related chemicals in their bodies compared to white women, according to a commentary published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The authors say ...

Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers' children

August 15, 2017
Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley.

Taking a stand on staying mobile after 80

August 14, 2017
(HealthDay)—If you want to stay as fit as possible well into your 80s, the answer may be as simple as standing on your own two feet.

Binge-watching 'The Walking Dead?' You might feel like a zombie yourself

August 14, 2017
Binge-watching is a great way for young adults to catch up on multiple episodes of their favorite television series like "The Walking Dead" or "Game of Thrones," but it comes at a price.

Bugs on the menu at Swiss supermarket

August 14, 2017
Switzerland's first insect-based food aimed at humans will go on sale next week following a revision of the country's food safety laws, a supermarket chain said Monday.

Why social smoking can be just as bad for you as daily smoking

August 14, 2017
"Everything in moderation." It's a common justification made for behaviors that may fall outside the realm of healthy. Whether it's a drink or two or indulging in a favorite dessert, consuming small quantities, rather than ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.