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# 5. Seniors Already Have Choices:

Although Medicare is often regarded as a monolithic system, it’s actually already evolved into the type of competitive system that voucher advocates say they want. Seniors have choices about what sort of health-care coverage they desire. Medicare enrollees today may choose from an average of 24 plans, including 10 health maintenance organizations, in addition to traditional Medicare.

 

#4. Spending Measures Have Already Been Taken That Will Help Seniors:

Significant measures have already been taken to reduce the future growth of Medicare spending. Under Obamacare, the formula that governs payments to health-care providers was changed to reduce outlays significantly—about five hundred billion dollars over ten years. Their impact will be very noticeable to the benefit of seniors. Using numbers from the Congressional Budget Office, Medicare premiums, currently estimated to be 11 percent lower than private insurance premiums for the same benefit package, will be about 30 percent lower by the end of the next decade. Ironically…

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Ninety-two Years Women have had the Vote


Ninety-two years ago, the Suffragettes won the right to vote. It was a very difficult fight. Men didn’t think we could think logically and rationally. Many didn’t think we could think about anything but the price of chopped sirloin or which tablecloth to put on  the table for Sunday dinner. Women who were not married and had no children were pitied and thought of as very different even abnormal.  Women didn’t even wear pants back then. Think about trying to accomplish a day in your life with a corset, bloomers, long sleeves and a floor length skirt on. The Suffragettes also gave us the right to throw the corsets away and breath and wear pants. Tennessee was the state that gave us enough votes to win the right to vote.

Now, it is 2012 and we have the right to vote to protect our existing rights. We need to vote for the candidate who will uphold our rights that we have now and who will work to give us legal equality next year. Think about the fact that ninety-two years after we have the vote, we still are not equal.

When you gain a right such as voting, you have a responsibility to use it. Women have a responsibility to vote this year. Our votes can make a huge difference in this election and shape the future for our daughters and granddaughters. Set the example for them to become knowledgeable about all of the issues and vote according to truth. Look into the “War on Women” and find out what the predominately male white Congress is trying to take from us. Obama  supports programs that benefit women.

I urge you to use the right the Suffragettes fought and gained for us and vote in 2012. Women need to be as outspoken about what happens in this country as the men are. We can make a difference.