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  •  Medicare "Advantage" too (3+ / 0-)
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    HappyinNM, SquirrelQueen, msdrown
    He's the one who introduced, and worked to pass, Medicare Part D, with all the warts included to eventually kill Medicare.
    Grassley was instrumental in enacting Medicare Advantage. One of the things Grassley and the GOP hate most about Obamacare is that it saves money by phasing out Medicare Advantage subsidies for insurance companies. The new GOP plan for Medicare is to resurrect Medicare Advantage in order to kill off traditional Medicare for the benefit of the insurance industry.
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      I always conflate Medicare Parts C (Advantage) and D (drug plan) because they were passed at the same time. Actually, Part C already existed, but wasn't as extensive as it is presently. While I missed the 3 hour vote in the House, I watched until early morning as they tried to pass it in the Senate. Grassley is not a happy camper when he gets tired. He was desperate to pass it, and got downright nasty when people disagreed with him. He said, "Put that in your pipe and smoke it" more than once.

      Your left is my right---Mort Sahl

      by HappyinNM on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 02:01:39 PM PDT

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