The storm forced the cancellation of Monday's convention schedule. "We are going ahead with the program," said Russ Schriefer, an adviser to Republican nominee Mitt Romney. "However, we are going to watch the storm as it proceeds.
Top Medicare Stories this week:
The two major presidential candidates have been sparring over how best to tackle this problem, but they're not debating the real question, which is about the future role of a national safety net.
The cost of Medicare, which serves about 48 million people, is projected to increase from 3.7 percent of the gross domestic product in 2011 to 5.7 percent of GDP by 2035. But the program is inextricably linked with Medicaid, the coverage for low-income people, which is the nation's largest - it serves about 56 million people.
Republicans are winning the political debate on entitlement reform and Medicare, issues long dominated by Democrats, in the wake of Mitt Romney’s selection of running mate Paul Ryan.
A poll released last week shows seniors nationwide back the GOP proposals on Medicare overall, with tight battles in some key swing states.
Most recently former NY Lt. Governor Betsy McGaughey in the WSJ (August 8th) commented on the ACA in “ObamaCares’s Phoney Deficit Reduction” choosing to carry water for the Republican candidates Romney and Ryan with the hope she can convince voters that President Obama's ACA will not reduce the cost of Medicare and instead will rob the Medicare TF. By her words alone, Ms. McGaughey cannot change the numeric of Medicare expected and occurring reduced growth and costs resulting from the passage of ACA. In her, Romney and Ryan's mines the logic of how the robbery of benefits and the Medicare is all too real even when the proof of the opposite is self-evident. The three will have to do double time if they are to provide enough water to conflate the ACA to the public if in fact they are to make them believe the illusion.
This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone August 22-25, 2012, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults, including landline and cell phone-only respondents. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four points. The error margin is also four points for the sample of 857 registered voters. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York.