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  •  This is what we want....We Never Mind (8+ / 0-)

    1. Republicans: Obama broke his promise, he was supposed to put the health care deliberations on CSPAN.

    Obama: We are having a summit on CSPAN to discuss healthcare.

    Republicans: Putting the deliberation on CSPAN turns the health care deliberations into a medida circus.

    2. Republicans: we can't have a health care deliberation until Obama puts forward his own plan so we can see what he wants.

    Obama: Puts forward his plan and posts it on the White House Web site.

    Republicans: The health care summit is meaningless, Obama already has his plan.

    3. Republicans: The Democratic Health Care plan is over 2,000 page long, to long and complicated to understand.

    Obama: Puts forward a six page plan.

    Republicans: A six page plan is too short to deal with America's complicated health care system.

    Republicans: By the way, here is our one page plan.

    4. Republicans: John McCain said during the campaign that he would cut Medicare spending to save money and keep it solvent.

    Obama: Our plan cuts Medicare spending to save money, keep it solvent and bend the cost curve.

    •  Plan cuts Medicare Advantage not Medicare (0+ / 0-)

      Medicare Advantage funnels a nice bonus to the insurance companies. For every $1 they spend on medicare they get $1.15 back, which is paid for by higher premiums for those on traditional medicare but not on advantage. Studies don't show any better results for advantage over traditional medicare, other than more profits for insurance companies, that is. Obama said that  savings from cutting advantage would go to filling the "donut hole" gap in coverage for prescription drugs.  

      Good thing we've still got politics in Texas -- finest form of free entertainment ever invented.- Molly Ivins

      by loblolly on Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 07:49:19 AM PST

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