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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 12:33 AM
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7. Such a deal...
Clinton would offer expanded versions of two existing government programs: Medicare, and the health insurance plan currently offered to federal employees.

My wife works for the federal government, and we're covered by "the health insurance plan currently offered to federal employees." I don't know the exact premium, but it's over $300 per month. Is HRC suggesting an "individual mandate" program where people who aren't covered by their employers be required to shell out that much, or more, per month?

Oh, but of course she'll make it easier to afford such an expense by giving out tax cuts/credits. From which party have I heard that "solution" before?

Right now, HRC is combining the worst of Republican (laissez-faire support for Big Insurance) and Democratic (forcing everyone to buy something mandated by the government) stereotypes. And this is supposed to be the solution to our health-care crisis???

:grr:

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  -Clinton to offer health care plan papau  Sep-16-07 11:45 PM   #0 
  - Just when we thought corporate America couldn't steal any more  OzarkDem   Sep-16-07 11:49 PM   #1 
  - Rob the treasury and rip off the poor some more...  Baby Snooks   Sep-17-07 12:44 AM   #9 
  - Corporate America is Going to...  Donkeykick   Sep-17-07 08:32 AM   #21 
  - Just another giveaway to the insurance companies and their billion-dollar CEO's  PSPS   Sep-16-07 11:51 PM   #2 
  - Hey Hillary, why not just put everone under Medicare...  roamer65   Sep-16-07 11:58 PM   #3 
  - That is Edwards' plan. Medicare has very low administrative cost .. efficient.  Hieronymus   Sep-17-07 12:02 AM   #4 
  - That's why I'll vote for Edwards in the MI primary, if I can.  roamer65   Sep-17-07 12:06 AM   #5 
  - How modest?  Baby Snooks   Sep-17-07 01:10 AM   #11 
     - This would not help us  Mojorabbit   Sep-17-07 10:33 AM   #25 
  - That IS NOT his plan  depakid   Sep-17-07 12:30 AM   #6 
  - Because that would cut out the insurance companies...  truth2power   Sep-17-07 08:49 AM   #23 
  - Such a deal...  regnaD kciN   Sep-17-07 12:33 AM   #7 
  - Why not just put everyone into MEDICARE -- ???  defendandprotect   Sep-17-07 12:43 AM   #8 
  - Good idea!  rawtribe   Sep-17-07 12:58 AM   #10 
  - Great idea...  Baby Snooks   Sep-17-07 01:21 AM   #12 
  - Why not? HRC has been bought by Corporations....  iaviate1   Sep-17-07 01:45 AM   #13 
  - That's exactly what John Kerry proposed in 2004  piesRsquare   Sep-17-07 02:05 AM   #14 
     - Didn't someone in Bill Clinton's administration also suggest it -- up to age 57, I think?  defendandprotect   Sep-17-07 11:27 AM   #26 
  - No, no, no, no!  aquart   Sep-17-07 02:49 AM   #15 
  - You're wrong in one respect.  Lasher   Sep-17-07 05:03 AM   #18 
     - I accept your correction.  aquart   Sep-17-07 06:52 AM   #19 
  - a good reason to not support her  cyclezealot   Sep-17-07 02:58 AM   #16 
  - Good Grief.  JTFrog   Sep-17-07 04:09 AM   #17 
  - It's NOT enough  Highway61   Sep-17-07 07:57 AM   #20 
  - So, has anyone actually read her health care plan yet?  Maribelle   Sep-17-07 08:41 AM   #22 
  - is the ins. plan for federal employees a "government program"?  antigop   Sep-17-07 09:20 AM   #24 
  - Will her program do anything to control profits, or make us a bottomless  donkeyotay   Sep-17-07 11:48 AM   #27 
  - Great, we're going to keeping feeding the monster.  DuaneBidoux   Sep-17-07 11:54 AM   #28 
 

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