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Psephos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-15-09 01:44 AM
Response to Reply #30
32. It's not a secret - but it is a strong financial reason for them to back the plan.
As the old saying goes, follow the money to find the reasons.
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  -Report: Bill would reduce senior care unaffiliated liberal  Nov-14-09 09:11 PM   #0 
  - Do you believe the article? eoq  tsuki   Nov-14-09 09:15 PM   #1 
  - yes I do  jemsan   Nov-14-09 09:18 PM   #2 
  - The article states that the study was done by:  unaffiliated liberal   Nov-14-09 09:26 PM   #4 
  - "similar to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office"  mac56   Nov-14-09 09:36 PM   #5 
  - The second quote I posted is from the CBO  unaffiliated liberal   Nov-14-09 09:55 PM   #12 
  - Not the CBO  Sgent   Nov-16-09 11:22 AM   #61 
  - Is that the same Richard S. Foster who failed to release the actual cost of medicare part D?  fasttense   Nov-15-09 06:21 AM   #36 
     - Bingo.  tsuki   Nov-16-09 05:11 AM   #59 
  - You don't take away $500 billion without some serious effects  Alhena   Nov-15-09 03:19 PM   #48 
  - That's the extra "profit" to pay private companies to provide Medicare Advantage.  SharonAnn   Nov-15-09 09:00 PM   #56 
  - No. The article misstates the cuts which were aren't really cuts but  quiller4   Nov-16-09 02:00 AM   #58 
  - I do, as friends of ours have their own medical practice  joeglow3   Nov-16-09 12:40 PM   #63 
  - No, but I remember Obama ads targeting McCain, saying McCain would cut medicare...  Deja Q   Nov-14-09 09:26 PM   #3 
  - wow, those youtube clips are devastating  Psephos   Nov-14-09 11:12 PM   #20 
  - And let's not forget this is just ONE of the unacceptable points in this bill  unaffiliated liberal   Nov-14-09 09:37 PM   #6 
  - Single payer is the best choice for a reason.  TacticalPeek   Nov-14-09 09:40 PM   #7 
  - And given 1900 pages of stuff that John Boner is too lazy to read, a fresh new system is  Deja Q   Nov-14-09 09:43 PM   #8 
  - The story is believable.  SpankMe   Nov-14-09 09:52 PM   #9 
  - Worse is this, particularly what people responding to it say:  Deja Q   Nov-14-09 09:54 PM   #10 
  - Oh, the AARP supported Bush's plan-D garbage. AARP is just another lobby...  Deja Q   Nov-14-09 09:55 PM   #11 
  - AARP licenses its name to insurance companies to sell AARP-branded medical insurance.  Psephos   Nov-14-09 11:26 PM   #21 
  - Yep! They license to United Health Care! Watch their  napi21   Nov-15-09 01:36 AM   #30 
  - It's not a secret - but it is a strong financial reason for them to back the plan.  Psephos   Nov-15-09 01:44 AM   #32 
  - That explains the low membership costs.  Turbineguy   Nov-15-09 11:15 AM   #44 
  - AARP is a very BIG "For Profit " Health Insurance Corporation.  bvar22   Nov-15-09 07:44 PM   #49 
  - As I understand it, most of the savings is coming from cuts  napi21   Nov-14-09 10:00 PM   #13 
  - I hope so.  Deja Q   Nov-14-09 10:06 PM   #14 
  - Yes very easy! I've also heard there is a bill to increase reimbursements to  napi21   Nov-14-09 10:13 PM   #15 
     - Way-cool  Deja Q   Nov-14-09 10:20 PM   #17 
  - Right you are!  CANDO   Nov-14-09 10:20 PM   #18 
  - EXACTLY. The Democratic effort...  YvonneCa   Nov-14-09 11:27 PM   #22 
  - You make it sound like a bad thing.  Psephos   Nov-14-09 11:29 PM   #23 
     - Medicare Advantage Plans are much cheaper to the participant.  napi21   Nov-15-09 12:00 AM   #26 
     - Umm, are trying to say that raising Advantage premiums to my mom is a good thing?  Psephos   Nov-15-09 12:48 AM   #28 
        - I'm willing to pay more to get the rest of you HC! I honestly think $39/mo  napi21   Nov-15-09 01:33 AM   #29 
           - Yes, that's a cool sentiment, but you sidestepped the main question.  Psephos   Nov-15-09 01:43 AM   #31 
              - I believe since the gov't will only be funding this program, it  napi21   Nov-15-09 02:27 AM   #33 
     - Why is your mother not using traditional Medicare?  CANDO   Nov-15-09 08:35 PM   #50 
     - I had cancer treatmant last year under government run Medicare  unaffiliated liberal   Nov-15-09 08:47 PM   #53 
        - I'm with you all the way on single-payer. n/t  Psephos   Nov-15-09 09:48 PM   #57 
  - That is my understanding also. Those "Advantage" plans are............  pattmarty   Nov-15-09 07:48 AM   #39 
  - Not when you look at the CBO report...  slipslidingaway   Nov-15-09 03:00 PM   #47 
  - Wake me up  Mz Pip   Nov-14-09 10:13 PM   #16 
  - The Republicans aren't "thrilled" because the cuts will be coming........  pattmarty   Nov-15-09 09:32 AM   #42 
  - So, Reform Is Too Successful? That's A Good Reason For Opposing Single Payer, Too.  TomCADem   Nov-14-09 10:47 PM   #19 
  - Link to the report:  TacticalPeek   Nov-14-09 11:29 PM   #24 
  - Cuts to Medicare Advantage program. Nice try though. eom  smiley_glad_hands   Nov-14-09 11:33 PM   #25 
  - Medicare was out of balance before all of this  creeksneakers2   Nov-15-09 12:24 AM   #27 
  - My question as well, especially with enrollment going from 46 milion to 79 million...  slipslidingaway   Nov-15-09 02:58 PM   #46 
  - another reason this bill sucks  winyanstaz   Nov-15-09 02:32 AM   #34 
  - This public circus has gone on long enough...  hayu_lol   Nov-15-09 05:03 AM   #35 
     - exactly!!  winyanstaz   Nov-15-09 02:52 PM   #45 
  - This kind of "study" always  FlaGranny   Nov-15-09 07:10 AM   #37 
  - Of course, Congress could pass a law that says providers  Vinca   Nov-15-09 07:16 AM   #38 
  - If BO is making decisions to be re-elected, he can forget it, ain't gonna happen.  FreeStateDemocrat   Nov-15-09 08:08 AM   #40 
  - Another way to say the same thing-revenue will decrease for hospitals  underpants   Nov-15-09 08:12 AM   #41 
  - Exactly how much can be saved from the Medicare Advantage Plans and...  slipslidingaway   Nov-15-09 10:19 AM   #43 
  - So which is it? Either Medicare has a lot of fraud and waste, or it doesn't. The pubes say it does  Honeycombe8   Nov-15-09 08:46 PM   #51 
  - Here's an article from the AP I read this morning on Mediare fraud  unaffiliated liberal   Nov-15-09 08:54 PM   #55 
  - What a surprise! The WaPo runs a critical article! Now THAT'S news! And a newbie...  Honeycombe8   Nov-15-09 08:47 PM   #52 
  - You sound like my Republican acquaintances  unaffiliated liberal   Nov-15-09 08:52 PM   #54 
  - hmmmmmm....is right  FrenchieCat   Nov-16-09 11:18 AM   #60 
  - It would be terrific if we got our military out of Iraq/Afghanistan  Marthe48   Nov-16-09 12:06 PM   #62 
  - Democrats fought for a decade to get Medicare and you believe they now want to destroy it?  Winterblues   Nov-16-09 04:20 PM   #64 
     - The Democrats who fought for a decade to get Medicare in the 1960's are not the Democrats of today  No Elephants   Nov-17-09 10:30 AM   #65 
 

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