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ipaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 07:41 PM
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12. Once the insurance companies get the mandate in place
anyone using a government program or receiving subsidized insurance will be scapegoated as the major drains on the system. The incremental changes will be of the same cost cutting variety that traditionally hits the least among us the hardest. The republicans live on that type of cruelty and the democrats will oblige just like welfare reform.

The insurance companies control the reform today and will for the short miserable life of the puny public option which requires 130,000,000 to succeed competitively and bring down costs but will only be allowed a measly 10,000,000 members by 2019.

I find the willingness of people to legally shackle themselves permanently to a completely untrustworthy for profit private business to be astounding in it's ignorance and naivet.
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  -Bait and Switch on Public Option? No, The Sky Really Isn't Falling madfloridian  Jul-23-09 06:46 PM   #0 
  - Stunningly dishonest  sandnsea   Jul-23-09 06:54 PM   #1 
  - There are huge cuts due soon to Medicare.....it is alarming.  madfloridian   Jul-23-09 07:04 PM   #2 
  - They're fixing the problems  sandnsea   Jul-23-09 07:08 PM   #4 
     - They are cutting Medicare payments before they have a new program in place.  madfloridian   Jul-23-09 07:11 PM   #6 
        - No they aren't, this is part of the package  sandnsea   Jul-23-09 07:15 PM   #7 
           - They are making the cuts. There is no program in place.  madfloridian   Jul-23-09 07:28 PM   #9 
              - Answer the question n/t  sandnsea   Jul-23-09 07:36 PM   #10 
                 - I did answer it. There is no program in place. There are 45 + million uninsured.  madfloridian   Jul-23-09 07:45 PM   #13 
                    - It's Part Of The House Bill  sandnsea   Jul-23-09 07:58 PM   #15 
                       - Sounds like they are planning on phasing out Medicare.  madfloridian   Jul-23-09 08:01 PM   #17 
                          - Whatever. Back you go. n/t  sandnsea   Jul-23-09 08:14 PM   #18 
                          - Whatever. Back you go. n/t  sandnsea   Jul-23-09 08:14 PM   #19 
  - Not dishonest at all. Needs to be discussed.  madfloridian   Jul-23-09 07:06 PM   #3 
     - New panel to decide Medicare payments....nod to Blue Dogs  madfloridian   Jul-23-09 07:27 PM   #8 
        - And increase payments to rural hospitals  sandnsea   Jul-23-09 07:39 PM   #11 
        - Once the insurance companies get the mandate in place  ipaint   Jul-23-09 07:41 PM   #12 
  - I expected the unrecommends. I am fine with it.  madfloridian   Jul-23-09 07:09 PM   #5 
  - It depends on where the cuts are made in Medicare.  nightrain   Jul-23-09 08:18 PM   #20 
     - I have often said I am okay with that also.  madfloridian   Jul-23-09 08:53 PM   #21 
        - good idea to clarify  nightrain   Jul-23-09 08:57 PM   #22 
  - deep cuts to medicare before the plan -- and still  xchrom   Jul-23-09 07:56 PM   #14 
  - This is part of the House Bill  sandnsea   Jul-23-09 07:59 PM   #16 
     - what is part of the house bill? that they are going to institutionalize deep cuts  xchrom   Jul-24-09 12:04 AM   #24 
  - A few comments from the C&L link. Interesting.  madfloridian   Jul-23-09 10:49 PM   #23 
 

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