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titaniumsalute Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:45 PM
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Repukes to cut $4 Trill by cutting Medicare and Medicaid
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:18 PM by titaniumsalute
Source: Bloomberg

April 4 (Bloomberg) -- House Republicans will propose major changes to the Medicare and Medicaid health-care programs as part of their first budget since the November election, a plan sure to inflame Washingtons battles over the deficit.

Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan plans to release a 2012 proposal tomorrow that he said will call for more than $4 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years and begin an overhaul of the tax code.

This is a serious proposal, Representative Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican on the Budget Committee, said in an interview. Were headed towards a big debate.


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-04/house-budget-c...
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Umm...ok. There you go everyone!
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:48 PM
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1. Not to worry, it is not going to happen.
There is a budget battle each year and the Republicans may not be in power much longer.
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:49 PM
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2. Bad link. n/t
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titaniumsalute Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:19 PM
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3. should work now
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:22 PM
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4. It does. Thanks. n/t
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:23 PM
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5. omg Wait til the Democrats hear about this n/t
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:30 PM
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6. Yea, they're not going to like this one little bit, I tell ya. Hmmmmph!
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exboyfil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:58 PM
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7. They are going to also need to propose
changing the filial responsibility exception in Medicaid (probably will also apply to Medicare). Right now states cannot enact or enforce their filial responsibility laws if they take Medicaid dollars (filial responsibility - children and grandchildren paying a portion of the elderly's long term care). Wait until middle class voters realize they are going to have to cover grandmas stay in a nursing home.

Folks should ask about these laws everytime these changes are proposed.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:59 PM
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8. Never.
Fantasy horseshit.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:04 PM
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9. Meanwhile: Congress members get free medical care for life.




And poor people who get sick are supposed to die
because they have outlived their usefullness.








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