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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 05:43 PM
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15. Level playing field? Try being a small independent provider when Blue Cross
tells you they're gonna cut your payments in half, and your choice is to either accept it or be removed from their list of approved providers.
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  -Specter: Schumer Has It Right On The Public Option kpete  Jun-25-09 04:11 PM   #0 
  - I want Senator Health Care and I want it NOW! nt  valerief   Jun-25-09 04:13 PM   #1 
  - It's not a bad plan. You DO know what it is, right?  MercutioATC   Jun-25-09 04:14 PM   #2 
     - It's not the worst idea they've had  dflprincess   Jun-25-09 04:20 PM   #6 
        - Level playing field? Try being a small independent provider when Blue Cross  Jackpine Radical   Jun-25-09 05:43 PM   #15 
           - That is one big thing that no one EVER hears about. It's always..........  pattmarty   Jun-25-09 06:03 PM   #16 
  - how about we just open the federal employees health plan that the senators get  ejpoeta   Jun-25-09 04:15 PM   #3 
  - That's what I've been advocating for months!  MercutioATC   Jun-25-09 04:18 PM   #4 
     - FEP would be a great plan for everyone  GinaMaria   Jun-25-09 04:27 PM   #8 
        - FEHBP. Yes, private companies.  MercutioATC   Jun-25-09 04:32 PM   #10 
           - A couple of questions,  GinaMaria   Jun-25-09 08:20 PM   #21 
           - Not tgo the best of my knowledge, but there are requirements that insurers must meet  MercutioATC   Jun-25-09 10:15 PM   #24 
           - good for you. but it has not worked for a veritable host of others AND  bread_and_roses   Jun-25-09 09:49 PM   #22 
           - I haven't heard many complaints from FEHBP members.  MercutioATC   Jun-25-09 10:22 PM   #25 
           - you know, i think i misread you in my earlier reply  bread_and_roses   Jun-25-09 10:08 PM   #23 
              - No problem :)  MercutioATC   Jun-25-09 10:24 PM   #26 
  - I do not trust either one of those weasels.  bemildred   Jun-25-09 04:20 PM   #5 
  - Me neither, especially Specter. He's put the knife in at the last second  Zorra   Jun-25-09 04:37 PM   #12 
  - a major cop-out  wtbymark   Jun-25-09 04:21 PM   #7 
  - Specter will end up voting the republican party line. Don't trust him.  AlinPA   Jun-25-09 04:31 PM   #9 
  - i disagree  garybeck   Jun-25-09 06:47 PM   #18 
     - IIRC he actually got elected on a healthcare reform platform back in about 1992.  Jackpine Radical   Jun-25-09 07:06 PM   #19 
  - This could be very good news for the public option.  DuaneBidoux   Jun-25-09 04:34 PM   #11 
  - So the government throws away its buying power voluntarily?  high density   Jun-25-09 04:40 PM   #13 
  - A crippled public option unable to use it's size to negociate pricing  NorthCarolina   Jun-25-09 04:53 PM   #14 
  - I want Universal health Care and I want it NOW!! nt  and-justice-for-all   Jun-25-09 06:14 PM   #17 
  - Specter is still trying to cut $1 Billion from medicare -- MEDICARE FOR ALL -- !!!  defendandprotect   Jun-25-09 07:55 PM   #20 
  - HCAN is a sell-out  ProudDad   Jun-25-09 10:53 PM   #27 
 

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