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Obama: Existing health system threatens Medicare
Seattlepi.com ^ | 7/28/09 | ap

Posted on 07/28/2009 9:47:21 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is telling participants in an online forum on health care that the current system and its skyrocketing costs are a threat to Medicare.

Obama says the Medicare trust fund will be in the red and out of money in a decade unless Washington overhauls the system.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: existing; health; obama; system
This, after trying to take 500 billion out of Medicare.
1 posted on 07/28/2009 9:47:23 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 07/28/2009 9:47:46 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Great. The signature government-run medical scheme is going bankrupt. Obviously the solution is to have more government-run medical schemes.


3 posted on 07/28/2009 9:48:31 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (I love my country, but I fear it, for it does not love me.)
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To: Nachum

That’s not him on the online forum. Obeyme is out playing golf while his pet imbecile, Rahm answers for his master.


4 posted on 07/28/2009 9:49:56 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Nachum
"Obama says the Medicare trust fund will be in the red and out of money in a decade unless Washington overhauls the system sucks the life out of the private health care system."

Fixed.

5 posted on 07/28/2009 9:54:08 PM PDT by angkor
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To: Nachum
This is the way a ponzie scheme fails when its the government running it. The same reasoning would go for private pension plans, ruining social security by keeping money away from the rest of the deserving seniors.

Meanwhile, when it is our turn to get Medicare, they will just say, you're too old. Why don't you just die. That will go nicely with our payments into Social Security being accessible only after we are 75. The fraud finally comes clear. Just like Bernie Madhoff's people, the ones holding the bag are breathless even though they knew it was too good to be true.

6 posted on 07/28/2009 9:54:49 PM PDT by dalight
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To: Nachum
The headline is backwards. It should read:

Medicare threatens existing health system.

7 posted on 07/28/2009 9:59:22 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t it actually the other way around?

Doesn’t Medicaid underpay doctors and hospitals, so they have to charge individuals and especially insurance companies more to cover the underpayment?


8 posted on 07/28/2009 9:59:33 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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Medicare trust fund

You know someone's lying to you whenever they use this gem of a phrase. There is no trust fund, just a giant ponzi scheme.

9 posted on 07/28/2009 9:59:38 PM PDT by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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Isn’t it actually the other way around?

Not sure. They are going to set wage and price controls on salaries in the Obama plan. They will ration care for sure. Even though Medicare underpays, seniors get some kind of care. Obama will send them to a hospice and wish them luck.

10 posted on 07/28/2009 10:01:54 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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Betsy McCaughey Exposes Obama Healthcare Lies
-— interview with Fred Thompson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmmiwHw8bNg


11 posted on 07/28/2009 10:03:18 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast; Liz; All

“Great. The signature government-run medical scheme is going bankrupt. Obviously the solution is to have more government-run medical schemes.”

Folks, we have a WINNER!!


12 posted on 07/28/2009 10:26:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Nachum

there is no constitutional basis for medicare or medicaid, therefore they should not exist. the states should be responsible for deciding if they want to subsidize medical care for the elderly or the poor.


13 posted on 07/28/2009 10:26:59 PM PDT by madamemayhem (there are only two places in the world: over here and over there.)
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he will ship them off to Gitmo

Anyone who believes in killing innocent unborn babies,
is against killing convicted murderers, and
is trying to just dope up seniors instead of providing them healthcare is
UNAMERICAN,
wherever he was born!!!


14 posted on 07/28/2009 10:45:14 PM PDT by GivemeaBREAK! (Hey Michelle, for the 1st time in my life I'm not proud of my country! Thx a few trillion Barry.)
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To: Nachum

Psst, Zero, Medicare is already out of money.

The whole thing goes belly up in less than 7 years.

The people that were supposed to pay in to the system to kinda sorta keep it solvent without you morons robbing it blind were aborted starting in the 1970s. They don’t exist.

Sucks, eh?


15 posted on 07/29/2009 1:10:59 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Nachum

Ping me when Zero has his public meltdown. I want to see the temper tantrum of epic proportions.

Medicare is broke without this boondoggle.


16 posted on 07/29/2009 1:15:31 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Nachum
Obama says the Medicare trust fund will be in the red and out of money in a decade unless Washington overhauls the system.

Right there you know he's lying. I guarantee you that there is NO money in the fund now. IF there was, the crooks in Congress would have raided it!

17 posted on 07/29/2009 1:23:10 AM PDT by NRA2BFree
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