Letter From House Progressives To Obama On Public Option

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    Dear President Obama:

    Thank you for continuing to work with Members of Congress to draft a health reform bill that will provide the real health care reform this country needs.

    We look forward to meeting with you regarding retaining a robust public option in any final health reform bill and request that that meeting take place as soon as possible.

    Public opinion polls continue to show that a majority of Americans want the choice of a robust public plan and we stand in solidarity with them. We continue to support the robust public option that was reported out of the Committees on Ways and Means and Education and Labor and will not vote for a weakened bill on the House Floor or returning from a Conference with the Senate.

    Any bill that does not provide, at a minimum, a public option built on the Medicare provider system and with reimbursement based on Medicare rates-not negotiated rates-is unacceptable. A plan with negotiated rates would ensure higher costs for the public plan, and would do nothing to achieve the goal ofproviding choice and competition to keep rates down. The public plan with set rates saves $75 billion, which could be lost if rates are negotiated with providers. Further, this public option must be available immediately and must not be contingent upon any trigger.

    Mr. President, the need for reform is urgent. Every day, 14,000 Americans lose their health care coverage. We must have health care reform that will effectively bring down costs and significantly expand access. A health reform bill without a robust public option will not achieve the health reform this country so desperately needs. We cannot vote for anything less.

    We look forward to meeting with you to discuss the importance of your support for a robust public plan, which we encourage you to reiterate in your address to the Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday.

    Lynn Woolsey
    Raul Grijalva

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    What the Fuck is a "Progressive"?
     
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    Did you even bother to read it...wait stupid question OF COURSE YOU DID NOT!
     
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    Every day, 14,000 Americans lose their health care coverage.

    The Clintons tried the same line of horse shit. They also claimed that there "47 million uninsured" and that about 15,000 lose their insurance ever day. Therefore at that rate there should be more uninsured Americans than there are subatomic particles in the Milky Way Galaxy.

    Your number lie because Progressives lie even about who and what they are!
     
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    Of course I DID!

    Did you see Post #4?

    Again, what the fuck is a "Progressive"?
     
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    A fascist authoritarian who needs a fancy and unquantifiable nomanclature to hide behind.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    ...and Trigger is the name of Roy Rogers horse....
    ...er... i mean... the name of the Trojan horse that Obama wants to ride in on....

    ...however Progressives think they got Congress whipped now...
    ...so they are insisting upon their version of the rodeo....with no Trigger hitched on...
     
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    "We already spend hundreds of billions of dollars every year providing health care to the elderly, through Medicare, and to the poor, through Medicaid. The first of these programs—which, experts estimate, may squander up to $60 billion every year in waste, fraud, and abuse—is running a staggering, and unsustainable, long-term deficit of $38 trillion. The second is in even worse shape, with a 2006 survey finding that as many as half of all physicians have either stopped accepting new Medicaid patients or limited the number they’ll see because reimbursements are so low. On paper, poor patients have great government insurance; their only problem is that they can’t find a doctor.

    Further, the bureaucrats who manage both the Medicare and Medicaid programs issue thousands of price controls every year, telling hospitals and doctors what services they must cover and what payments they must accept—regardless of whether the payments actually cover costs. "
    It’s the System by Paul Howard, City Journal 3 September 2009
     
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