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41. The reason Brown won in MA, that is being swept under the rug,
Was for a very simple reason. The elderly are an important part of every demographic; The one thing they are tuned into like war families listening to the news, above all else, is Medicare, Medicaid and healthcare; It is life and death. They, we, do not buy this dangerous and reckless approach by O. I network with a lot of elderlies; Most did not vote this time round because we saw a dino being stuffed down our throats and some voted for Brown just in spite for the flim flam O and the DLC pulled, and is pulling on all of us. He is playing fast and loose with our lives.
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  -If the Medicare cuts of 21% go through with a Democratic majority... madfloridian  Feb-28-10 10:37 AM   #0 
  - And we will be saving even more money than ever...  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 10:41 AM   #1 
  - Oh ...pffft ...they are just trying to save more money for military use...  L0oniX   Mar-01-10 01:22 PM   #65 
     - JOBS?? Try weaponry.  WinkyDink   Mar-01-10 06:28 PM   #76 
  - why we will lose in nov.  luckyleftyme2   Feb-28-10 10:48 AM   #2 
  - You want ME to stop playing the "rights'" games? Really?  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 11:00 AM   #12 
  - The reason Brown won in MA, that is being swept under the rug,  ooglymoogly   Feb-28-10 04:16 PM   #41 
  - And that's a demonstration of really skewed priorities.  PDJane   Feb-28-10 10:48 AM   #3 
  - Obama is NOT calling for "huge cuts in Medicare."  Faygo Kid   Feb-28-10 10:49 AM   #4 
  - I agree with you  luckyleftyme2   Feb-28-10 10:52 AM   #5 
  - He has not been clear on the cuts...not at all. Don't call what I write "crap"  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 10:56 AM   #7 
  - Please calm down, I understand perfectly that Advantage Plans need to be cut!!!  Change Happens   Feb-28-10 01:04 PM   #31 
  - Don't condescend to me. He is not fixing Medicare, he is cutting benefits.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 01:11 PM   #35 
     - To some; Cutting half a trillion dollars, half the medicare budget,  ooglymoogly   Feb-28-10 04:42 PM   #43 
  - I agree....  backtomn   Mar-01-10 01:20 PM   #64 
  - Thank you. n/t  drm604   Feb-28-10 10:57 AM   #8 
  - Crap? Really?  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 10:58 AM   #9 
  - Guess you're not happy about that. OK, I take it back. You're just wrong.  Faygo Kid   Feb-28-10 11:00 AM   #13 
  - We have a majority. We allowed a 21% cut to go through.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 11:01 AM   #14 
     - Already have. The 21% is the reimbursement rate. I favor - strongly - restoring that.  Faygo Kid   Feb-28-10 11:19 AM   #20 
  - My congressperson, Jackie Speier said the Medicare Advantage plans would get cut  CreekDog   Mar-01-10 06:19 AM   #55 
  - "* Reductions in payments to providers "...his own words.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 10:59 AM   #11 
  - Cuts to Medicare Advantage constitute only about a third of total cuts to Medicare.  inna   Mar-01-10 05:09 PM   #73 
  - Plus AARP is an Obama supporter.  deaniac21   Mar-01-10 06:34 PM   #79 
  - Plus AARP is an Obama supporter.  deaniac21   Mar-01-10 06:34 PM   #80 
  - Why do we keep thinking Democrats are something more that the Left wing of the Republican party?  RC   Feb-28-10 10:55 AM   #6 
  - Why does this country hate the elderly? Does everyone hate their parents?  L0oniX   Feb-28-10 10:58 AM   #10 
  - and the disabled, many of whom are not elderly  eShirl   Feb-28-10 07:10 PM   #48 
  - Are you kidding? You should try being a woman over 60 in this country. Even young WOMEN hate us.  WinkyDink   Mar-01-10 06:35 PM   #81 
  - Where'd that 21% figure come from?  Zynx   Feb-28-10 11:03 AM   #15 
  - Link: starts tomorrow.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 11:05 AM   #16 
  - More at this link.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 11:07 AM   #17 
  - 21% is a good start. Many people have had cuts of that or greater in income  RB TexLa   Feb-28-10 11:08 AM   #18 
  - Insourcing instead of outsourcing?  cornermouse   Feb-28-10 11:21 AM   #22 
  - Oh, well, then let's hurt our seniors to make a point. Way to go.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 11:22 AM   #23 
  - This poster is a huge fan of "the race to the bottom"  Elwood P Dowd   Feb-28-10 12:04 PM   #24 
     - Well, I don't have to see it anymore.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 12:24 PM   #26 
        - I wouldn't worry about RB  Hawkeye-X   Feb-28-10 12:36 PM   #28 
  - That's 21% of what practices are paid  Sgent   Mar-01-10 12:44 PM   #62 
  - Who else will work to save your very life?? Doctors deserve every penny. (Not one, nor am married to  WinkyDink   Mar-01-10 06:33 PM   #77 
  - ...  bjjblackbelt   Feb-28-10 11:12 AM   #19 
  - My mother is a cardiac medicare patient.  LWolf   Feb-28-10 11:20 AM   #21 
  - Thank You madfloridian once again for ... REALITY !  SlingBlade   Feb-28-10 12:23 PM   #25 
  - The cardiac cuts  Sgent   Feb-28-10 12:34 PM   #27 
  - Looks like the cardiac cuts already happened.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 12:44 PM   #29 
     - IMO, and I don't really care what others perceive, Obama has a very, very cold heart.  WinkyDink   Mar-01-10 06:39 PM   #82 
  - The 21% cut will not be effective tomorrow, fixes are coming...Medicare has 14 (or 29) days  Change Happens   Feb-28-10 12:52 PM   #30 
  - This says tomorrow. They have played games with this fix for ages.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 01:10 PM   #34 
     - Yes, but Medicare has 14 days to process electronic claims and 29 days for paper claims  Change Happens   Feb-28-10 01:13 PM   #36 
        - That answer does nothing to respond to my topic.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 01:22 PM   #37 
           - Nothing happened yet...  Change Happens   Feb-28-10 01:40 PM   #38 
           - Due tomorrow. Scheduled since 2003. AMA tells doctors how to get out of Medicare program.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 01:46 PM   #39 
              - Please see # 30...And try to stay calm, nt  Change Happens   Feb-28-10 03:51 PM   #40 
              - I am updating my list.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 04:32 PM   #42 
                 - Madfloridian..that crap keeps being done to me as well..the stay colam is a ploy  flyarm   Feb-28-10 04:48 PM   #44 
                    - Telling someone to "stay calm" is meant as a slam at their intelligence.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 05:32 PM   #46 
                       - excuse my typo..i am on meds ...and i just noticed I had a typo..too late to correct!  flyarm   Feb-28-10 06:42 PM   #47 
              - In Idaho...  Biker13   Mar-01-10 03:58 PM   #68 
           - this is in reponse to your spiel  luckyleftyme2   Mar-02-10 05:54 AM   #88 
  - My sister in law does billing for numerous Cardiac docs..and just before New Years  flyarm   Feb-28-10 01:07 PM   #32 
  - It's across the board.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 01:08 PM   #33 
     - yeah..i sadly understand that now...unfreaking believable..this will effect so many in our state of  flyarm   Feb-28-10 04:49 PM   #45 
  - Anyone who supports cutting willing to pay your parents' medical bills.  madfloridian   Feb-28-10 10:23 PM   #49 
  - "Democratic attempts to blame this on Senate procedure will ring utterly hollow"  madfloridian   Mar-01-10 12:04 AM   #50 
  - Some clarifications.  SanchoPanza   Mar-01-10 02:53 AM   #51 
  - Thank you for this...I wish some people would just calm down and think and about what  Change Happens   Mar-01-10 05:37 AM   #52 
  - To all the professional hyperventilators! There was NO 21% cut afterall, it passed  Change Happens   Mar-03-10 05:39 AM   #96 
  - Record portability is still a mirage.  cornermouse   Mar-01-10 05:57 AM   #53 
  - More clarifications.  SanchoPanza   Mar-01-10 04:11 PM   #69 
     - corrections indeed.  cornermouse   Mar-01-10 07:40 PM   #84 
        - Not so.  SanchoPanza   Mar-01-10 09:38 PM   #85 
           - Even the clinics have to meet standards of some sort.  cornermouse   Mar-02-10 02:40 AM   #86 
              - No they don't.  SanchoPanza   Mar-02-10 05:44 AM   #87 
                 - Congratulations.  cornermouse   Mar-02-10 05:58 AM   #90 
                 - Uninteresting cop-out is uninteresting  SanchoPanza   Mar-02-10 06:19 AM   #93 
                 - One more thing.  cornermouse   Mar-02-10 06:19 AM   #92 
                    - I'll give you a better one.  SanchoPanza   Mar-02-10 06:23 AM   #94 
  - No, not the 21% rate cut. Not every year. This is devastating.  madfloridian   Mar-01-10 09:16 AM   #56 
     - True.  SanchoPanza   Mar-01-10 04:17 PM   #71 
  - Yep...  DisgustedInMN   Mar-01-10 06:15 AM   #54 
  - Yep...the "overwhelming minority"....true words.  madfloridian   Mar-01-10 09:25 AM   #58 
  - Doctors say Medicare's pay cuts are killing their practices  madfloridian   Mar-01-10 09:19 AM   #57 
  - don't you think those same doctors would be furious if we got single payer?  apples and oranges   Mar-01-10 10:26 AM   #59 
  - That is not my topic. I am writing about destroying Medicare.  madfloridian   Mar-01-10 12:13 PM   #60 
  - Two things Democratic forums care little about: Medicare and education..  madfloridian   Mar-01-10 12:27 PM   #61 
  - The worst part is......  backtomn   Mar-01-10 01:16 PM   #63 
  - I agree.  madfloridian   Mar-01-10 01:42 PM   #66 
  - This one is really bad.  county worker   Mar-01-10 02:27 PM   #67 
  - ANYTHING but raise taxes on the wealthy.  closeupready   Mar-01-10 04:13 PM   #70 
  - Because the rich own the country and the government?...  inna   Mar-01-10 05:05 PM   #72 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-02-10 05:56 AM   #89 
  - Another chance blown.  Jakes Progress   Mar-01-10 05:10 PM   #74 
  - Excellent Point !!!  backtomn   Mar-02-10 12:21 PM   #95 
  - We will DESERVE to lose!!  WinkyDink   Mar-01-10 06:27 PM   #75 
  - Hip Hip Hooray. Dean would never have let this happen.  deaniac21   Mar-01-10 06:33 PM   #78 
  - Kick  xchrom   Mar-01-10 06:58 PM   #83 
     - lets make this thread honest  luckyleftyme2   Mar-02-10 06:12 AM   #91 

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