Just the other day President Bush repeated his 2005 pledge that seniors will no longer have to “choose between food and medicine”. Yet in February of 2006 he acknowledged that low income seniors and the disabled still faced this difficult choice.
Now, needless to say, when you have a change that size there's going to be some things that need to be adjusted in the system. And you probably read about kind of the dual- eligible problem.
So what did you do Mr. President to change things for low income seniors and the disabled? After all, two days ago you said:
It's a plan that I'm real proud of…. you no longer -- poor seniors, particularly -- you no longer have to choose between food and medicine, because there's a new way forward.
Your words, Mr. President. What happened between February and October of 2006 to address the out of pocket costs for low income seniors and the disabled? If nothing, then nearly 2 million people still have to choose between food and medicines. If that’s the case, does your repeating an inaccurate mantra make you a liar?