not a WORD about the bill and its indefensible details
such as---half a tril in cuts to m and m
in other words, farewell seniors
seniors run this country, they vote, they got all the money, they know what's going on
pissing off gramps is political suicide
have at it
15 million suddenly new enrollees into medicaid, the ghetto
obama says, hey, we've balanced our end
you deal with "the mother of unfunded mandates," governor bredesen
you pay the tab, bill richardson, christine gregoire, bill ritter
Governors balk over what healthcare bill will cost states - The Boston Globe
indeed, the monstrous mandates upon the states, still contained in the bill, were the precise explanation reid provided when he said baucus was "not good for nevada"
Harry Reid: Health care bill won't work for Nevada - Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 | 10:36 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun
you really need to pay better attention
Austin Frakt wrote:
Senate bill would also cut Medicare Advantage but reductions would not be as deep as in House measure | Medical Industry News - cleveland.com - - cleveland.comfor each additional dollar spent by the federal government (taxpayers) on the program since 2003, just $0.14 of it can be attributed to additional value (consumer surplus) to beneficiaries."
"So," he asks, do the extra payments for Advantage plans "produce little value to beneficiaries, as Obama claims, or are the benefits they fund important to maintain, as Republicans would have us believe? The balance of the evidence is on Obama's side. In fact, it is a landslide: for each dollar spent, 14 percent of the value reaches beneficiaries and 86 percent of it goes elsewhere (profit or cost)." Cutting the subsidies, he says, "should be a no-brainer."
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
the doc fix, a QUARTER TRIL---off budget
House passes Medicare 'doc fix,' 243-183 - TheHill.com