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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 02:47 PM
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44. VA Pays a Fraction of the Cost of Medicare
Yes, the Veterans Administration pays a fraction of the costs for each drug that is paid by Medicare.

The Dems should pass a bill requiring that the drug prices be negotiated, and that any savings go right into providing health insurance for additional numbers of children of low income families. That carries out the Dem's "pay as you approach" and puts George W. in direction opposition to health care for kids.

In the same way, the Dems should get rid of the inheritance tax cuts and commit the money for lower loan interest rates and increased tax deductions for college tuition. That will put the superrich and George W. in direction opposition with middle income families with kids. It also would carry out the Dem's pay as you go approach.
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  -NYT: Administration Opposes Democrats Plan for Negotiating Medicare Drug Prices DeepModem Mom  Nov-12-06 11:53 PM   #0 
  - Of course they do. And their opposition will only help Democrats in 2007/2008. (nt)  w4rma   Nov-13-06 12:00 AM   #1 
  - My thought exactly, w4rma.  SeattleGirl   Nov-13-06 12:07 AM   #4 
  - It's amazing they still have the cajones to say this.  electropop   Nov-13-06 11:58 AM   #38 
     - until they are frogmarched out of the WH they will continue  savemefromdumbya   Nov-13-06 10:07 PM   #54 
  - Behold: an obstructionist, do-nothing, lame duck President  Kagemusha   Nov-13-06 12:04 AM   #2 
  - sa-weet!  shanti   Nov-13-06 02:17 AM   #15 
  - Do nothing but rubber stamp crony corporate initiatives  Supersedeas   Nov-13-06 03:16 PM   #45 
  - As written the Medicare Drug Bill is nothing but  LibDemAlways   Nov-13-06 12:05 AM   #3 
  - Some states are really struggling with it  loyalsister   Nov-13-06 12:27 AM   #7 
  - Michael O. Leavitt  4morewars   Nov-13-06 12:21 AM   #5 
  - From the article  HaggardsMethDealer   Nov-13-06 12:21 AM   #6 
  - "What they really want is government-run health care."  area51   Nov-13-06 12:45 AM   #8 
  - American business has ceased to be competitive  aquart   Nov-13-06 01:09 AM   #10 
  - exactly  shanti   Nov-13-06 02:21 AM   #16 
  - She should tackle the removal of their personhood.  kgfnally   Nov-13-06 11:39 AM   #34 
     - I am in complete agreement. Corporations have no righs, per se, and  nealmhughes   Nov-13-06 03:19 PM   #46 
  - I agree in taking a more socialized approach  Matriot   Nov-13-06 12:48 PM   #40 
     - It wouldn't equal higher taxes, necessarily.  Nevernose   Nov-13-06 10:02 PM   #53 
  - and the VA  leftchick   Nov-13-06 11:10 AM   #32 
     - VA Pays a Fraction of the Cost of Medicare  JPZenger   Nov-13-06 02:47 PM   #44 
  - Wow, what a surprise.  antonialee839   Nov-13-06 12:58 AM   #9 
  - Obstructionist!  Ignacio Upton   Nov-13-06 01:32 AM   #11 
  - Obstructionist!  Rainscents   Nov-13-06 01:43 AM   #12 
  - My opinion: Who cares what the administration thinks? We have a mandate, right?  Tatiana   Nov-13-06 01:54 AM   #13 
  - Maybe so, but they've got Joe Lieberman  WatchWhatISay   Nov-13-06 06:54 AM   #25 
     - They don't have Joe Lieberman. Joe Lieberman has Joe Lieberman.  Tatiana   Nov-13-06 11:01 AM   #31 
  - that's the pharmaceutical industry talking . . . if you look closely . . .  OneBlueSky   Nov-13-06 01:55 AM   #14 
  - The elitist W administration is going to be drug kicking and screaming  Erika   Nov-13-06 02:30 AM   #17 
  - Of course they oppose it  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Nov-13-06 03:41 AM   #18 
  - That's our *Bush. n/t  countmyvote4real   Nov-13-06 03:54 AM   #19 
  - Please continue to oppose us on this, Chimp...You are simply coronating the next Dem Prez  NOLADEM   Nov-13-06 05:33 AM   #20 
  - What republicans want for people who can't afford health care  Zorra   Nov-13-06 06:00 AM   #21 
  - The people have spoken.  Vinca   Nov-13-06 06:26 AM   #22 
  - Let the asswipe veto this over and over again  Warren Stupidity   Nov-13-06 06:42 AM   #23 
  - "What they really want is government-run health care"  brentspeak   Nov-13-06 06:51 AM   #24 
  - The people? You mean that...  AZCat   Nov-13-06 07:08 AM   #26 
  - I have a good friend on Medicare (2 back surgeries, arthritis, fibro) - she can  nickyt   Nov-13-06 09:11 AM   #27 
  - Yes, we do want government-run health care. It would be much better than  leesa   Nov-13-06 09:20 AM   #28 
  - My god, what a putz  warrens   Nov-13-06 09:22 AM   #29 
  - He's right, we do want government run health care.  dkofos   Nov-13-06 09:37 AM   #30 
  - This one is easy - "so, you would rather our senior citizens and really sick people...  mtnester   Nov-13-06 11:17 AM   #33 
  - Fuck *, legislate it, let him veto, and DARE repukes to put 08 on the line by letting veto stand  williesgirl   Nov-13-06 11:45 AM   #35 
  - Honestly--who's buyin' this BS?  Last Stand   Nov-13-06 11:48 AM   #36 
  - Tell that to the VAST MAJORITY, 80 to 90 percent that polls show want this done!  buddysmellgood   Nov-13-06 11:53 AM   #37 
  - "What they really want is government-run health care."  Straight Shooter   Nov-13-06 12:01 PM   #39 
  - "let the market decide, unless our friends in Pharma might take a hit"  TOJ   Nov-13-06 01:03 PM   #41 
  - Let them  Q3JR4   Nov-13-06 01:05 PM   #42 
  - Absolutely.  David Zephyr   Nov-13-06 05:33 PM   #47 
  - You're either with the drug companies, or you're with the terrorists.  smoogatz   Nov-13-06 01:14 PM   #43 
  - I'm Sure the Dems Expected This.... George is a Dumb-Ass  stepnw1f   Nov-13-06 05:39 PM   #48 
  - Hope the Rs make this their first filibuster! But I'm sure the new  ProgressiveEconomist   Nov-13-06 05:56 PM   #49 
  - Can't help the poor, imagine this coming from the Republicans.  sarcasmo   Nov-13-06 06:15 PM   #50 
  - let's CRUSH them on this issue...  NorthernSpy   Nov-13-06 06:57 PM   #51 
  - Big Wedge issue.  Oregonian   Nov-13-06 07:09 PM   #52 
  - as a Canadian, I don't understand this statement:  iverglas   Nov-15-06 04:25 PM   #55 
  - Dems should send this bill to Bush over and over forcing him to veto it till 08  DuaneBidoux   Nov-15-06 06:57 PM   #56 

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