2011-02-04 / Community

Weiner Makes Healthcare Points At JASA

By Howard Schwach


Congressman Anthony Weiner visits with Morris Sorid, who will turn 100 later this month. Congressman Anthony Weiner visits with Morris Sorid, who will turn 100 later this month. Congressman Anthony Weiner recently addressed participants at the senior center in Rockaway Park run by the Jewish Association for Service to the Aged (JASA), telling them that he wasn’t having much luck fighting Republicans for a better health care break for senior citizens.

“I have to tell you that I’m having a hard time convincing the other side that playing around with Medicare and Social Security is not a good idea,” the Congressman told the 40 people seated and awaiting lunch. “They want to change the way Medicare benefits are distributed and they want to put your Social Security money into the stock market and let you fend for yourself.”

Weiner said that there is a plan to give Medicare recipients vouchers that would be good for the purchase of health care services rather than paying money directly to the doctors for services rendered.

“That’s not going to work,” Weiner said. “The health care providers want only young, healthy clients. They don’t want senior citizens like Morris over there, who is turning 100 this month.”

“It would save the government a lot of money,” Weiner admitted, “but only because no health care provider would take Morris’ vouchers and then they don’t have to pay anything.”

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