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President Bush wants to achieve universal health care before he leaves office [Vanity]
USA Today ^ | 9.18.07 | staff

Posted on 09/18/2007 8:02:13 AM PDT by rface

Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said GW Bush would like some sort of universal health care before the end of his term.

Leavitt stated that Bush will veto a Democratic plan that would add $35 billion in taxpayer subsidies to the Children's Health Insurance Program.... Leavitt also stated that Bush will urge Congress to search for a way to ensure coverage for all Americans.

"He'd like to see the larger debate begin," Leavitt said. "The very best opportunity we have may well be in the next 15 months."

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KEYWORDS: bush; derangement; healthcare; hhs; leavitt; syndrome; term2
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1 posted on 09/18/2007 8:02:16 AM PDT by rface
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To: rface

Scrappleface?

“Invasion of the Bush Snatchers” by Mitt Romney?


2 posted on 09/18/2007 8:03:18 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (I'm With Fred (So far, anyhow......Let's have a brawl.....Then join up at the end.))
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To: rface

It just never stops.


3 posted on 09/18/2007 8:03:39 AM PDT by sheana
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To: rface
Bush will urge Congress to search for a way to ensure coverage for all Americans.

That statement does not absolutely mean KomradKare.

4 posted on 09/18/2007 8:04:15 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: rface

Democratic plan that adds $35 B? Hillary just announced that her plan would cost $110 B...
but Bush? Has he gone to the dark side?


5 posted on 09/18/2007 8:04:31 AM PDT by BigFinn
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To: rface

Changing tagline.


6 posted on 09/18/2007 8:04:35 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mitt bit the apple. Hillary will stuff it down your throat!)
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To: rface

I’m speechless.

Actually, a lot of things come to mind, but if I say them, I’ll get banned.


7 posted on 09/18/2007 8:04:57 AM PDT by chrisser
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To: rface

Where did you get this?
Love to read a full account.


8 posted on 09/18/2007 8:05:00 AM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: rface
GW Bush would like some sort of universal health care before the end of his term.

The man is the biggest spending rino ever elected.

9 posted on 09/18/2007 8:05:01 AM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Scrappleface?

That was my first thought.

10 posted on 09/18/2007 8:05:01 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Hillary 2008, the willing suspension of disbelief, or I can't remember for those of you in Rio Linda)
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To: rface

“Reports” is not a source, and “editors” is not an author.

I detect FAIL.


11 posted on 09/18/2007 8:05:22 AM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: Uncle Miltie
not a scam.....this report is "reworded and rewritten and redone" from a reputable source that cannot be posted here because of "copywrite complaint"...
12 posted on 09/18/2007 8:05:33 AM PDT by rface (kooky inside and out)
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To: rface

We have had universal education for about a century or so.


13 posted on 09/18/2007 8:05:53 AM PDT by Kay
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To: rface

The prez should make it official and switch parties.


14 posted on 09/18/2007 8:05:57 AM PDT by tennteacher (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: sheana

15 posted on 09/18/2007 8:05:57 AM PDT by RightWhale (Snow above 2000', oil above 81: unexplained)
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To: rface

If this is true, little difference between the two main parties anymore, is there?


16 posted on 09/18/2007 8:06:07 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: rface
Leavitt stated that Bush will veto a Democratic plan that would add $35 billion in taxpayer subsidies to the Children's Health Insurance Program....

Well there's a bright side here, anyway.

17 posted on 09/18/2007 8:06:16 AM PDT by Petronski (Cleveland Indians: AL Central -7)
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To: BigFinn
Democratic plan that adds $35 B? Hillary just announced that her plan would cost $110 B... but Bush? Has he gone to the dark side?

The President is making an in kind contribution to Hillary! 2008

18 posted on 09/18/2007 8:06:34 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Hillary 2008, the willing suspension of disbelief, or I can't remember for those of you in Rio Linda)
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To: rface
We need to fight this !!!!!
19 posted on 09/18/2007 8:07:00 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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To: rface
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20 posted on 09/18/2007 8:07:05 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom, Bible Thumper and Proud to be an American! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: rface

you should provide links to the source accounts which you have edited and reworded. why did you need to edit and reword?


21 posted on 09/18/2007 8:07:05 AM PDT by RobFromGa (It's the Spending, Stupid! (not the method of collection))
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To: CheyennePress
Freaking Mitt. You can't out-bid Democrats on spending, mandates, government control. Ever.

Freedom should be non-negotiable. We cannot ever sustain the position of Freedom by giving up just a little bit of it. The Libs will always take what's on offer, and use it as a justification for taking EVERYTHING!

THANKS MITT!

22 posted on 09/18/2007 8:07:09 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mitt bit the apple. Hillary will stuff it down your throat!)
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To: All

Also, I lol’d at all the gullible and indignant people on this thread.

Ya’ll would probably believe me if I said W ate babies with Sweet Baby Ray’s bbq sauce and said it’s true cuz I read it on the internet somewhere.

Please grow some skepticism.


23 posted on 09/18/2007 8:07:13 AM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: RightWhale

I’m not voting for him, but I liked something Romney said... that we’ve let the Dems frame the debate for education, health care, the environment (for a long time now) - and it’s time to reclaim that. I guess Bush doesn’t agree.


24 posted on 09/18/2007 8:08:02 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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Actually - Clintons big push for Univ. Health may be seen as the issue that will propel Hillary into the WhiteHouse....

This is Bushs' attempt to steal her thunder, and propose a scaled back version of what the WH may see as an eventual "sure thing"....one way or another.

25 posted on 09/18/2007 8:09:18 AM PDT by rface (kooky inside and out)
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To: rface; Admin Moderator

Please do not edit on your own and take things out of context.


26 posted on 09/18/2007 8:09:24 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Constantine XIII

27 posted on 09/18/2007 8:09:30 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Borax Queen
I’m not voting for him, but I liked something Romney said... that we’ve let the Dems frame the debate for education, health care, the environment (for a long time now) - and it’s time to reclaim that.

What by mimicking what the Democrats do?

As PJ O'Rourke says, "Republicans are the party that says that 'government doesn't work,' then they get elected and prove it.

28 posted on 09/18/2007 8:09:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: rface

Would this be before or after he backdoors amnesty for illegals?

The moral of the story is clear, for those who aren’t stupid enough to be behold to a single political party.


29 posted on 09/18/2007 8:09:54 AM PDT by Old_Mil (Rudy = Hillary, Fred = Dole, Romney = Kerry, McCain = Crazy. No Thanks.)
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To: Kay
"We have had universal education for about a century or so."

And look how well that turned out.

< / sarc>

30 posted on 09/18/2007 8:10:10 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mitt bit the apple. Hillary will stuff it down your throat!)
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To: BigFinn

“Has he gone to the dark side?”

Is that a rhetorical question?


31 posted on 09/18/2007 8:10:29 AM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: BigFinn

Democratic plan that adds $35 B? Hillary just announced that her plan would cost $110 B...
but Bush? Has he gone to the dark side?

Yes because President Bush’s plan could become reality. Hillary is just running for President so she could be stopped. President Bush could make this real for us before he leaves. So who is on the dark side????????????????


32 posted on 09/18/2007 8:10:29 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: rface

Nonsense.


33 posted on 09/18/2007 8:10:55 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: All

People, settle down. He proposed this in the State of the Union message. Tax policy would be the mechanism and it was a very interesting idea — and one that FINALLY provides a conservative approach to spiking US medical costs.

There has to be a conservative approach or the Democrats will have the issue all to themselves.


34 posted on 09/18/2007 8:15:20 AM PDT by Owen
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To: rface

Can’t find any sources on this.


35 posted on 09/18/2007 8:15:53 AM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Owen

Lookie here, we have a winner. :)


36 posted on 09/18/2007 8:16:15 AM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: tobyhill

Drudge has a title about it.


37 posted on 09/18/2007 8:16:39 AM PDT by Kay
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To: napscoordinator

Before you descend into full BDS mode, why don’t you make sure this is even true first. There was no link provided to the source of this information and the poster has had ample opportunity to correct that, but hasn’t. Good grief people...


38 posted on 09/18/2007 8:18:00 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Kay
President Bush wants to achieve universal health care before he leaves office.

We have universal healthcare. Anyone can get healthcare and I havent heard of anyone not being able to. Call it what it is. Socialized Health Insurance run by the same people who the looney left says we cant take proper care of our soldiers. Go figure.

39 posted on 09/18/2007 8:18:53 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: ravingnutter

Drudge now has a link to one source....USA Today...which is not permitted to be posted here, due to “Copywrite complaint”


40 posted on 09/18/2007 8:20:08 AM PDT by rface (kooky inside and out)
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To: Owen

‘There has to be a conservative approach or the Democrats will have the issue all to themselves.’

The last time this was attempted, in 1993, that wasn’t necessary. All that was required was noting 7% of the economy would fall under goverment control, then pointing out no other Federal Program has been ‘successful’ enough for this to be considered by intelligent people already receiving the best healthcare in the world.

If the President wants to get into this, he should go to the United Nations and ask they intervene in the war being waged by the Trial Lawyers Association against the AMA, specifically ob/gyn’s.

The doctors are being ‘massacred’. Stop the killing....of the medical profession by the John Edward’s of the world.


41 posted on 09/18/2007 8:20:10 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: rface
I just didn’t think I could get MORE disappointed in his presidency.
42 posted on 09/18/2007 8:20:23 AM PDT by hophead ( "Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: rface

My health care reform proposal: pay your own damn bills.


43 posted on 09/18/2007 8:21:09 AM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: pillut48
Canada care,
44 posted on 09/18/2007 8:22:01 AM PDT by null and void (<---- Awake and filled with a terrible resolve...)
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To: Uncle Miltie

>>>You can’t out-bid Democrats on spending, mandates, government control. Ever. <<<

Should a business be allowed to demand compensation for its services?

If a government is going to mandate that a business render services before compensation, should not that government put a system in place to assure the business that consumers will be able to pay for services rendered after they are indeed rendered?

>>>Freedom should be non-negotiable. <<<

You don’t seem so concerned about freedom when it involves hospitals and healthcare providers. Or perhaps there are instances where effective-slave labor amounts to freedom?

Fill me in.


45 posted on 09/18/2007 8:23:29 AM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: rface

With a Republican in the white house, the headline should read “President Wants to End Department of Health and Human Services Before he Leaves Office.”


46 posted on 09/18/2007 8:23:39 AM PDT by demshateGod (Duncan Hunter for president)
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To: rface
That is a possible strategy. In other word he will force Hillary Clinton to present her socialist heatlhcare plan before the election which will not pass in the current environment and hence deal her a major campaign issue blow.
47 posted on 09/18/2007 8:26:25 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: ravingnutter

I agree. I was just answering one of the posters questions. That is all. I can’t have BDS because I am in the military. I have to like the President regardless of personal feelings.


48 posted on 09/18/2007 8:26:25 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: rface
Sigh. The guy isn't finished coming out of the closet yet, either.

Nor will he give up on his other globalist agendas, from the Law of the Sea Treaty [Terminated with prejudice by Reagan, but revived under HWBush and Xlinton, and W] and the N.A.U.'s elements being pushed piece-meal by the Rats, RINOs and W...


49 posted on 09/18/2007 8:29:36 AM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: Badeye

No, you misunderstood. The Bush conservative approach was STRICTLY a tax policy that provided people the ability to make their own choices. Credits and deductions would be provided based on the choices made by the people. There would be no new government bureaucracy.

Look at this carefully. Bush’s SOTU proposal is the ONLY counter on the conservative side to the Democrat government control plans for universal health coverage.


50 posted on 09/18/2007 8:30:06 AM PDT by Owen
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