Government waste in Medicare

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    In Mr Obama's speech tonight he mentioned on more than one occasion that there is waste in our current government medicare (health coverage) situation. Enough so, that he can pay for increased coverage for those that have no health care insurance.

    So why the fuck hasn't that waste been cut out yet?
    Or do you think that by enlarging the program, we will enlarge the waste that already exists?
    So far they haven't been able to eliminate it, what is the magic button that all of the sudden exists that will allow government to fix something they already know is a problem yet haven't had the skill, desire or intestinal fortitude to fix already?
     
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    He's not looking to fix the problems, he's just looking to line his own pockets, that's why.
     
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    I dunno, something to do with the Republicans being in charge for so many years?

    Medicare works...don't believe me, try to take it away from your grandparents or parents. Or ask KK why she doesn't give it up. :lol:
     
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    EXACTLY--we know that there is a lot of government waste. So Obama's "cure" is to EXPAND health care so he can fix the waste----:lol:

    Obama still has not explained how he can cut 500 BILLION out of medicare with millions of baby boomers now entering the system--& will continue to enter for the next 15 years. There's only one solution & that is rationed health care for the elderly.

    Let's face it--our government could not operate a lemonaid stand without bankrupting it.

    "The problem with socialism it that government runs out of other peoples money to spend" Margaret Thatcher


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    Imagine finding 900 billion in waste and not sharing it with the taxpayers? Isn't that extortion? He's found this buried treasure but we can't touch it unless we have govt healthcare.

    Despicable.
     
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    AGREED--this is government take over of health care--so they can take our money & spend it wherever they want. To control our money. This is exactly why social security is bankrupt. It was set up to do one thing--& it turned out to be a "cookie" jar for everything any elected member of congress wanted.
     
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    When it's your only option, you take advantage of what you paid for, and still pay for. IT's basically like having a sliding scale insurance. However, no one ever said it didn't work, only that it's wasting money because it keeps getting raided, because of that they keep having to cut it back.

    Also, Republicans have not been in charge for a long time.
     
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    Wouldn't it work better if the waste that Mr Obama spoke of was removed? The waste he didn't do anything about when he was a Senator.
     
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    I swear to God when I logged on here I was going to write this exact same OP!!!

    If we can save billions and billions what the fuck are we waiting for?
     
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    Hell, the cost overrun from '65 to '90 was nine-fold all by itself.

    Who needs waste??
     

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