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Howard Dean: Health bill hangs Dem incumbents and Obama out to dry in elections
The Hill ^ | 3-4-10 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 03/04/2010 3:28:11 PM PST by Justaham

Passing the healthcare proposals before Congress will "hang out to dry" every Democratic incumbent running for reelection this fall, Howard Dean said Thursday.

Dean, a physician by training who's a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), said that Democrats in Congress -- and President Barack Obama -- would do themselves more harm than good by passing the current healthcare bill.

"The plan, as it comes from the Senate, hangs out every Democrat who's running for office to dry -- including the president, in 2012, because it makes him defend a plan that isn't in effect essentially yet," Dean said during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press Radio Show.

Dean, who has clashed publicly with the White House over the healthcare proposals favored by the administration, said that by passing the bills under consideration, Democrats would essentially be conceding defeat to Republicans.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: howarddean; obamacare

1 posted on 03/04/2010 3:28:11 PM PST by Justaham
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2 posted on 03/04/2010 3:29:26 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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Apparently Islam-o-bama knows something no one else knows. Maybe he knows ACORN already had so many fraudulent votes lined up that the dems will win easily in this fall. Or he knows that the census count and polling is missing all those illegal aliens who will still show up to vote.

3 posted on 03/04/2010 3:35:05 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a "Second Sons of Liberty".)
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< grabs wall for support >
4 posted on 03/04/2010 3:36:10 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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5 posted on 03/04/2010 3:37:11 PM PST by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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already posted

6 posted on 03/04/2010 3:39:11 PM PST by Uncledave
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That’s OK, I got plenty of clothespins.

7 posted on 03/04/2010 3:40:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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Islamo may also be behaving like Hitler in the bunker in Berlin when he imagined that there were countless divisions of German troops who would suddenly rise up and defeat the American, British and Russian troops who were smashing their way through the Nazi capital.

8 posted on 03/04/2010 3:41:52 PM PST by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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OK, everybody stand back. Pillut! Speak to us! Crap, Pillut ain't breathing. Gimme the paddles. CLEAR!


9 posted on 03/04/2010 4:00:49 PM PST by Billthedrill
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< jerks suddenly and suddenly sits straight upright >
Dang, people, smelling salts woulda done the trick! Now look at my hair!
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10 posted on 03/04/2010 4:07:28 PM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: GloriaJane


Bambi doesn’t keep his buyer beware!


PLEASE ASK THEM TO REPEAL THE BIG NEW FEES in TRICARE for Life, the retired Military over 65 secondary health ins. which they passed in a DOD bill. They promised our Military these benefits, and our Military have earned them.

Sen Scott Brown’s number is 202-224-4543
Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121

Lots of local demwit phone numbers on this thread

Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military’s secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED!


New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.

Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security,

Health Care Rationing for Seniors Another Problem in New Obama Plan

Medicare tax may apply to investment income (ObamaCare tax hike)

Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform

Will healthcare reform mean cuts in Medicare for seniors?

Health Reform’s Hidden Victims Young people and seniors would pay a high price for ObamaCare.



TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:

This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollee’s cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.)

Bill Would Restrict Veterans’ Health Care Options 11/06/09
Buyer and McKeon Offer Amendments to Protect Veterans and TRICARE Beneficiaries

Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases

By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009

Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.

The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.

“President Obama and DoD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees” in fiscal 2010, Matz said. “We took them at their word, and I can’t believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward,” he added.

11 posted on 03/04/2010 5:00:46 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Note: this topic is from 3/04/2010. Thanks Justaham.

12 posted on 01/02/2012 7:37:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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