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  •  Look again madronagal (0+ / 0-)

    I said "SOME say only the Birthers are wacky."

    >>> people who want to destroy Social Security

    So why does ObamCare destroy Medicare?  Follow me

    Start with Mayo Clinic who announced losses of $840 million on Medicare (2009).  They now REFUSE MEDICARE as full payment for primary care physician services, for over two years now, and now add their own 15% copay on top of the Medicare Approved Amount.  They calculate their losses at 50%.  This is an average loss of $2000 per patient, and Obamacare requires MAJOR additional cuts to physician fees in the future.

    We already have 40% of all primary care physicians refusing Medicare at all (most of them refuse new only), before the fee cuts.

    Now you're the doctor.  I'm your patient (I really am Medicare)  My doctor is losing $2000 on me (average) with threats of bigger losses coming.

    I'm standing inside her clinic.  Outside her clinic will be 32 million  newly insured ... all paying full price vs my losses.

    What will my doctor do?  Do you care?  There are three alternatives.  I can lose treatment entirely.  I can keep treatment but pay a hefty co-pay (like Mayo)  If I keep the same costs and treatment, then 2-3 newly insured will have coverage but no doctor.

    Can you see I have good reason to fear a major "hit" from ObamaCare?  Do you care?

    Do you know that 1/4 our uninsured are eligible for Medicaid but have never enrolled?  There are no doctors in many inner cities. Medicaid pays less than Medicare.

    Nobody sees this coming yet (I'm crafting an op-ed)

    For perspective, there will be 32 million full-pay patients competing against 50 million money-losing patients.  What will doctors do? Do you care?

    Here's what I suggest you SHOULD care about. This trainwreck will hit early next year.  How many seniors and empathic others will see, hear and smell it by election day?  If you didn't care before you care now, right?

    If you're still with me you may see that the odds are very good that your party (I assume Democrat) will suffer catastrophic losses.  Monumental losses.

    >>"lots if Republicans"

    I'm a libertarian, walk both sides of the road, and have no time to waste on Tribalism.

    What I have noticed among "lots of Republican" is that they place party ahead of principles.  Frankly, I see the same thing in lots of Democrats.

    Simple test.  I'll never know your answer.  If you place my healthcare above party, then you are motivated by principle.    If you place ObamaCare above the people who will be damaged by it, then you place party among principle.  No offense intended.  But that is reality.

    I do op-eds on this stuff.  This is how I practice and draft.  The responses tell me if I have explained a complex topic clearly enough.

    A few MAY scream at me for this.  But I've just explained they's be  placing partisan loyalty above compassion.

    Thanks for struggling through all this.  :-)

    •  I see we finally have the admission of troll-ery. (1+ / 0-)
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      You may be practicing writing your little op-eds for backwater rags, but u r doing it wrng.

      There are so many distortions and inaccuracies in what you've just written one barely knows where to begin the refutation.  It would take a diary in and of itself. But seeing as you are a troll, I refuse to feed you anything but my delicious recipes. (I'm quite the cook.).   Red meat, or vegetarian?

      "Some folks rob you with a six-gun, some rob you with a fountain pen." - Woody Guthrie

      by Involuntary Exile on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:49:38 AM PDT

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      •  Put up or shut up, chump (0+ / 0-)

        "There are many inaccuracies ... but I refuse to say what they are."

        That's called name-called, personal attack, etc.

        "As you are a troll,"


        >>>"There are so many distortions and inaccuracies in what you've just written one barely knows where to begin the refutation.  It would take a diary in and of itself."

        This troll challenges you to  NAME ONE.  Just one.
        Put up or shut up.

        We're all watching you.  The other goobers will applaud you, but I'm fairly certain they're a small minority.  We'll see.

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