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  •  These Senators do indeed have great credibity in (5+ / 0-)

    the insurance business since they are sent to the Senate from those great insurance hotbeds of the nation, South Carolina and Kentucky!  They seem to be on a mission to pull the US down to the third world levels of the economies of both of those states.

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 11:40:07 AM PDT

    •  interesting sidenote (4+ / 0-)
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      davelf2, zaka1, RhodaA, Hualapai

      article...

      You Can't Opt Out of Medicare Without Losing Social Security, Judge Rules

      In her March 16, 2011, ruling, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District for the District of Columbia acknowledged that the three retirees had a legitimate point that the law does not specifically say that avoiding Medicare Part A means losing Social Security benefits. But in examining the law that Congress enacted in 1965 creating the Medicare program, Judge Collyer found that "[r]equiring a mechanism for Plaintiffs and others in their situation to 'dis-enroll' would be contrary to congressional intent, which was to provide 'mandatory' benefits under Medicare Part A for those receiving Social Security Retirement benefits." [emphasis in original]
      Nothing stops their ruthless drive to dismantle all social programs-- especially SS & Medicare.

      “The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway” ~ Henry Boye~

      by Terranova0 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 12:17:38 PM PDT

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