That’s poppycock and Boehner knows it! I see whichever private doctor I want … I get a blood test whenever my doctor recommends it … I have routine procedures whenever he and I decide they should be done. The only involvement by Medicare is to pay the damn bills!
But the Republicans keep howling that we don’t want to drive the insurance and pharmaceutical companies out of business.
You mean insurance companies like the Aetna, whose CEO gets $25 million a year in compensation?
Or pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer, which has just agreed to pay a $2.3 billion fine -- yes, that's billion with a B -- for illegally promoting some of their nostrums?
Doesn’t it occur to any of those Republicans that if a drug company can afford to pay a several billion dollar fine, they’re making too damn much money? These are the people they're blathering about?
Will said it best: "… it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."