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    Re: G.O.P. Newcomers Set Out to Undo Obama Victories

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You make it an issue in 2012 and hold those 23 Democrats up for re-election, many in Red States, accountable for their vote. Then you win the Senate, the Presidency, and retain the House
    I'm not sure this is the appropriate forum for sharing fantasies...
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    Re: G.O.P. Newcomers Set Out to Undo Obama Victories

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    And Medicare has been soooooo successful, guess that is why it is so deep in debt and doctors are dropping patients. Single payer doesn't work anywhere but arrogant liberals will claim they can make it work here.
    According to what I have read Medicare spending, even with all its faults grew at a lower rate, than private health insurance spending, at about 6.8 vs. 7.1% annually between 1998 and 2008.

    Which makes the 46,589,141 people that it serves pretty happy.Seeing as they consistently give Medicare higher rankings than most private plans… Pretty amazing when you consider that Medicare beats private plans when a goodly portion of their customers are Social Security Disabled.
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    Re: G.O.P. Newcomers Set Out to Undo Obama Victories

    from the stateline link above:

    "Last year, at a time when states made severe cuts in many programs, Medicaid spending grew by 8.2 percent."

    eligibility has also been sharply curtailed

    read

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    republican takeover of upper house in '12 is hardly a fantasy

    Tougher road ahead for Senate Dems - Shira Toeplitz - POLITICO.com

    as a matter of fact, it's gonna be very difficult to prevent

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    Academic studies have repeatedly confirmed Medicaid patients experience poorer health outcomes and higher infant mortality rates. In July a new report from the University of Virginia found even worse performance: surgical patients on Medicaid actually fare worse than the uninsured. They are 13 percent more likely to die than those who have no insurance and 97 percent more likely to die than patients with private insurance.
    Trapped in the Medicaid Ghetto | Ben Domenech | Opinion Zone | Washington Examiner

    ASA: ASA 130th Annual Meeting Abstracts - Primary Payer Status Affects Mortality For Major Surgical Operations

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    Medicaid exists to give low-income families, especially low-income mothers and their children, access to health care. But for millions of Americans, Medicaid is an illusion. It is the appearance of coverage without the power of access.
    Opinion: The dangers of the Medicaid illusion - Rep. Bill Cassidy - POLITICO.com

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    Re: G.O.P. Newcomers Set Out to Undo Obama Victories

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    republican takeover of upper house in '12 is hardly a fantasy

    Tougher road ahead for Senate Dems - Shira Toeplitz - POLITICO.com

    as a matter of fact, it's gonna be very difficult to prevent
    I agree. The Repubs have a shot at the senate, assuming they don't screw it up by wasting time trying undo things and ignoring introducing new legislation. They have very little shot at the presidency, particularly if they think the path to the White House goes through a repeal of healthcare reform. The Repubs actually have to to something over the next couple of years. Being the party of "no" can work in the minority, but now they have to actually stand for something. Given that Republicans haven't had an original piece of legislation in decades (maybe Medicare D), I really doubt that happens.

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    Re: G.O.P. Newcomers Set Out to Undo Obama Victories

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I agree. The Repubs have a shot at the senate, assuming they don't screw it up by wasting time trying undo things and ignoring introducing new legislation. They have very little shot at the presidency, particularly if they think the path to the White House goes through a repeal of healthcare reform. The Repubs actually have to to something over the next couple of years. Being the party of "no" can work in the minority, but now they have to actually stand for something. Given that Republicans haven't had an original piece of legislation in decades (maybe Medicare D), I really doubt that happens.
    Well, I think it actually would be a viable thing to run on, "We weren't the party that jammed Obamacare down your throat." That could get Carrottop elected.

    I don't think the left realizes that as bad as they have been since 2006, not having legislation to propose won't matter for the right. I think doing nothing at this point is better than doing what the left is doing.
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    Re: G.O.P. Newcomers Set Out to Undo Obama Victories

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I agree. The Repubs have a shot at the senate, assuming they don't screw it up by wasting time trying undo things and ignoring introducing new legislation. They have very little shot at the presidency, particularly if they think the path to the White House goes through a repeal of healthcare reform. The Repubs actually have to to something over the next couple of years. Being the party of "no" can work in the minority, but now they have to actually stand for something. Given that Republicans haven't had an original piece of legislation in decades (maybe Medicare D), I really doubt that happens.


    Kinda looks like professor goggle struck again eh?
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    Re: G.O.P. Newcomers Set Out to Undo Obama Victories

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    They have very little shot at the presidency, particularly if they think the path to the White House goes through a repeal of health care.
    tell it to the 66 congressional dems, 10 blue gubs, 6 senators and 693 state reps kicked out of office on tsunami tuesday

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