In case you missed a discussion of the senior safety net in the early debates, here's a look at what presidential candidates are thinking
by Wendell Potter for Medicare Resources.org
October 16, 2015
If you’ve watched all of the presidential debates so far – both Democratic and Republican – and you were waiting for the candidates to tell you if and how they would change Medicare, you are still waiting.
Not one of the candidates has provided much in the way of insights on the debate stage about how they view a program that is of vital interest to every one of us, regardless of our age.
So we’ll have to look elsewhere for clues.
It’s safe to say that on the GOP side, the 15 remaining candidates – all of whom seem to have been persuaded that commercial health insurers can do a better job than the government – would do their dead level best to privatize Medicare. On the Democratic side, the candidates’ views range pretty much from keeping the program as it is or as it is evolving with maybe a few tweaks (Clinton) to expanding it to cover every last one of us (Sanders).