Medicare E

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    House Dems want Medicare for everyone - TheHill.com

    House Dems want Medicare for everyone
    By Mike Soraghan - 10/20/09 08:27 PM ET
    Say hello to “Medicare Part E” — as in, “Medicare for Everyone.”

    House Democrats are looking at re-branding the public health insurance option as Medicare, an established government healthcare program that is better known than the public option.


    The strategy could benefit Democrats struggling to bridge the gap between liberals in their party, who want the public option, and centrists, who are worried it would drive private insurers out of business.
    While much of the public is foggy on what a public option actually is, people understand Medicare. It also would place the new public option within the rubric of a familiar system rather than something new and unknown.

    The idea has bubbled up among House Democrats and leaders in the past week, most prominently in a caucus meeting last Thursday.
     
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    And when the Republicans say "No public option" the spin doctors can "Republicans want to get rid of medicare". Brilliant bunch of lying pricks.
     
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    Now that is what I call good marketing.
     
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    Republicans do want to get rid of Medicare, but that's a separate issue.
     
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    Seems like Obama's been doing his best to get rid of Medicare....to the tune of half a Trillion.....will that now be reversed? Gee...where will the pea be hidden next?
     
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    When socialized medicine, single-payer, universal coverage and public option can't bullshit the hoi polloy sufficiently, time to slap "NEW AND IMPROVED" across the front of the box and call it "Medicare E".

    Somewhere, both Rand and Orwell are having a great big belly laugh.
     
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    put lipstick on a pig, hey obamalama?
     
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    hey PJ....are the congress people going to give up what they got...and join us?........does EVERYONE include them?......
     
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    Which would be the exact truth. Just like Social Security, the wingnut Repubs have been trying to destroy it since inception.
     
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    We were not discussing Palin.
     

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