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  •  Kathleen Sebelius – 5/25/11 (2+ / 0-)
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    We got some good news Tuesday about how the Affordable Care Act is helping people with Medicare get the health care they need.
    Already this year, 271,000 seniors and people with disabilities have saved an average of $613 with the new 50 percent discount on brand name medications for those in the Medicare prescription drug “donut hole.”

    In total, Medicare beneficiaries with the highest drug costs have saved $166 million — with much of those savings for critical medications like cancer drugs.

    http://www.politico.com/...

    If you care about your life and your money, it's BEST to vote Democratic.

    by MartyM on Wed May 25, 2011 at 09:30:46 AM PDT

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    •  Given Hochul's Support for ObamaCare and Medicare (2+ / 0-)
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      and Corwin's embrace of Ryan's plan for TEOMAWKI (the end of Medicare as we know it) and Corwin's promise to repeal ObamaCare, some of the issue crosstabs of the May 18-20, 2011   Siena College Research Institute Survey might be worth revisiting.

      The survey, which showed Hochul (D) at 42%, Corwin (R) at 38% and Davis (TP) at 12% asked:

      "Q10. What was the single most important issue for you in deciding which candidate to support? Was it:"

      The survey showed:

      Hochul Supporters thought the single most important issue was:

      Medicare 38%
      Jobs  17%
      Health Care 16%
      Federal Budget Deficit 9%
      Taxes 5%

      So over half (54%) of Hochul support was based on Medicare/Health Care.

      Corwin Supporters thought the single most important issue was:

      Federal Budget Deficit 30%
      Taxes 22%
      Jobs  17%
      Health Care 10%
      Medicare 9%

      And over half (52%) of Corwin supporters was based on Deficits/Taxes.

      17% of each main contender's supporters listed "jobs" as their deciding factor.  

      The demographics for whom Medicare was named most frequently as the single deciding issue:

      Income Under $50,000 : 31%
      Unemployed :                  28%
      Age 55+  :                       27%

      It had some other interesting results on issues as well.

      http://www.siena.edu/...

      We'd rather dream the American Dream than fight to live it or to give it to our kids. What a shame. What an awful, awful shame.

      by Into The Woods on Wed May 25, 2011 at 11:42:42 AM PDT

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