Party of No Blocking Doc Fix

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    Gotta love the party of no... the imbecile ihopehefails crowd blocks legislation and then the wingnuts blame president obama because the rates aren't being fixed... .

    loons...

    Obama faults Senate Republicans for blocking 'doc fix' - TheHill.com
     
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    After all the brouhaha about losing Doctors over lack of compensation over healthcare reform, I can't fathom why the GOP would oppose this.

    McConnell really didn't offer any insights on the issue either.

    Strange.
     
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    i know... imagine that. it couldn't possibly be so they can complain that doctors aren't being properly paid... could it? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    The comments to the article are priceless!

    Why should Obama care what the Republicans do? We have 1-party rule in America. The Republicans have no power.
     
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    As much as I loath the GOP, I have a hard time being that cynical. However, if that's the goal (or simple obstruction) it's going to blow up in their face.

    In all reality, I suspect you are right. The GOP will come up with some silly bullshit to try and justify the matter, but this is most likely politics as usual.
     
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    Obama and Jill spouting rhetoric that accuses the right of attempting to block it before they actually do is par for the course.
     
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    reality is GOP is not blocking the doc fix....a non partisans hack view shows that they simply want to budget efficiently and actually support the doc fix

    but i guess if the uber hack president says so, it must be true
     
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    Just playing along for a moment and supposing this is true, is this somehow evidence that even more gubmint control over medical services will bring about better results?
     
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    IIRC, one of the assumptions in the cost of the health care bill, was that the medicare cuts to doctors, which have been in place for awhile and get waived every year, wouldn't be waived in the future. maybe the repubs just want to bring this to the attention of the people who missed it the first time?

    Under the bill proposed by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, Congress would override a formula it set more than a decade ago that was intended to prevent Medicare costs from rising faster than planned. The formula calls for cutting projected Medicare reimbursements to doctors, and Stabenow's bill would reverse those cuts, just as Congress has done repeatedly since the formula was imposed in 1997.

    Democrats say addressing the formula must remain separate from new health care reform proposals that include plans to save $500 billion in Medicare costs by eliminating waste and fraud.

    However, Republicans argue the Stabenow bill is intended to avoid adding the higher-than-planned Medicare costs to the comprehensive health care legislation.

    Democrats push to reverse Medicare payment cuts to doctors - CNN.com

    Finally, in perhaps the most amazing bit of unrealistic accounting, the legislation proposes to trim $463 billion from Medicare spending and use it to finance insurance subsidies. But Medicare is already bleeding red ink, and the health care bill has no reforms that would enable the program to operate more cheaply in the future. Instead, Congress is likely to continue to regularly override scheduled cuts in payments to Medicare doctors and other providers.

    Op-Ed Contributor - The Real Arithmetic of Health Care Reform - NYTimes.com

    those damn republicans, pointing out the truth for a change. :lol:

    whodathunkit?
     
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    Only just about every other industrial nation in the world. We pay more than anybody else and have results that rank us #37 among the worlds nations. And we do not even cover all of our citizens.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVgOl3cETb4]YouTube - "We're Number 37" - Paul Hipp[/ame]
     

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