Dems May Drop Medicare Expansion In Health Bill
The end game at hand, Senate Democrats appeared ready to jettison a proposed Medicare expansion from sweeping health care legislation Monday in a bid to remove the largest remaining obstacle in the way of Christmas-week passage of the measure. Democrats aren't going to let the American people down. We all stand shoulder-to-shoulder," Majority Leader Harry Reid said after a closed-door meeting called to discuss last-minute trade-offs in the legislation that President Barack Obama has made a top priority. Source: Source
"If you continue to think the way you've always thought, then you will continue to get what you always got!"
Once again the Democrats are meeting behind closed doors to discuss what they think will be good for us all. I question the fact that they feel they have to meet behind closed doors. Are they afraid to have what they are discussing in a open forum where all can listen to it? Just what are they hiding? What are they doing that hey do not want us to know about? I think we could be seeing the end to this government.
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What if Everyone Had Medicare?
By Henry Abrons
Replacing our dysfunctional patchwork of private health insurers with a single, streamlined system of financing, would save about $400 billion annually in unnecessary paperwork and bureaucracy. That's enough to cover all of those now uninsured and to provide every person in the United States with quality, comprehensive coverage. Ref. Source 4
Florida Seniors Split on Medicare Debate
Massachusetts Related News
" In the southern U.S. state of Florida, senior citizens who make up 25 percent of the electorate are greatly concerned with the expanding costs of Medicare, the government health insurance program ...
Source: Massachusetts News
The federal Medicare trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than last year's forecast, according to the Medicare trustees report released Friday. The report, which also projected the Social Security system trust fund would be exhausted by 2033, is expected to influence upcoming congressional debates over the nation's debt ceiling, proposals to reduce the deficit and the future of entitlement programs. Ref. USAToday
Medicare could penalize local hospitals
Preliminary federal data shows that seven local hospitals are collectively at risk of losing millions in Medicare reimbursements this fall. They are among 761 hospitals nationwide listed by the Centers for Medicare ... Ref. Source 8