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  •  Thanks for all the candid responses. This is not (0+ / 0-)

    what I wanted to hear, and frankly, I don't think it bodes well for Medicare, but the problems won't be fixed unless they are understood and acknowledged.

    I suspect that this will become an issue after the election, if the president is reelected.  

    If Romney is elected, it will be moot because Medicare will gradually cease to exist, and private insurance will continue to erode into garbage - except for the well-to-do.

    And of course if the president is reelected, Congress can strangle Medicare with even worse reimbursement rates.

    Because stupid people are so sure they're smart, they often act smart, and sometimes even smart people are too stupid to recognize that the stupid people acting smart really ARE stupid.

    by ZedMont on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 08:53:03 PM PDT

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    •  NOT if we keep ousting the Goopers and Blue Dogs (0+ / 0-)

      and replacing them with people who give a damn about anybody less well-off than themselves.

      So let's get on it.

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 10:13:53 PM PDT

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