Medicare fix would push health care into the red

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    i'm absolutely stunned that the pols in washington would lie about healthcare costs...

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional budget scorekeepers say a Medicare fix that Democrats included in earlier versions of their health care bill would push it into the red.

    The Congressional Budget Office said Friday that rolling back a programmed cut in Medicare fees to doctors would cost $208 billion over 10 years. If added back to the health care overhaul bill, it would wipe out all the deficit reduction, leaving the legislation $59 billion in the red.

    Medicare fix would push health care into the red - Yahoo! Finance
    shocker, i know.

    they've waived this cut every year since its inception, and seemingly are planning to make the waiver permanent if the fiasco of a healthcare **reform** bill is passed.
     
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    Ah, no wonder when Bret Baier asked about this all Obama could do was blame the previous administration . . . and not answer the question.
     
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    That is a scheduled 21% reduction in physician reimbursement.

    I wonder if our staff would also like a 21% cut in pay. Maybe pay 21% less on rent. Deduct 21% off of medical school loans.
     
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    Medicare is ALREADY in Red ink--has been for years--MEDICADE is in Red ink--has been for decades.

    Now we are to believe that adding another 30 million people to these programs (REDUCES THE DEFICIT)

    You would have to be a REAL Moron to believe that one--but hey 52 million morons voted for Obama--:lol::lol:

    $9-trillion-deficit.jpg




    Now 12.4 trillion (without healthcare)
     
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    Another one to add to my growing list of crazy threads that will start before the bill passes. Thanks, and keep them coming.
     
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    O.K. Dittohead--Instead of your continual one-liners statements. Let's see if you can answer this one.

    All along this bill is to cut 500 BILLION dollars out of Medicare--for their SAVINGS. Now with your superior BRILLANCE explain how that happens with MILLIONS of baby-boomers--(still the largest generation in U.S. history) now entering Medicare--& whom will continue to do it for the next 15 years---:::lol:

    You know--sometimes--instead of listening to politicians give campaign speeches--it's much better to actually GROW a BRAIN.
     
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    They are planning the Docs fix. It just won't be in this HC boondoogle. It will be seperate so the CBO doesnt' have to figure it in with the HC Stats.

    Just smoke and mirrors as that 250 billion will still be paid for by us taxpayers.
     
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    21% less xotoxi? :D
     
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    Look Bin Ladin is in the corner and hes going to GET you!


    That always worked for Bush to distract you idiots when he ran up the deficit.
     
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    Shrubbie ran up the deficit as much on the domestic spending side of the ledger, fool.
     

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