(New York Post) -- If you’re a Baby Boomer, you’re expecting Medicare to pay for that knee replacement or cataract operation you’ll need in 10 or 20 years. Don’t count on it. Health-care reform is taking a dangerous turn.
Democrats, energized by the failure to repeal ObamaCare, are again pushing a government takeover of health care they call “Medicare for all.” Senators took the first step last week, announcing a bill to expand Medicare for people age 55 and up. Boomers beware. These schemes will push people 65 and older to the back of the line for health care.
It’s already happening in the United Kingdom, where the government-run health-care system is rationing treatment for Boomers, with deadly results. Faced with a budget crisis, Britain’s National Health Service is limiting the procedures seniors need most: hip and knee replacements, cataract operations, angioplasty and colonoscopies. It’s a preview of what American Boomers can expect under a “Medicare for all” system.
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