The rage of these Democratic Congressscum and Senators over having their blind loyalty to party and ideology questioned shows they're not there to represent the people but to implement a far left ideology regardless of the wishes of their constituents. Democrats have become more akin to party commisars than elected representatives. I hope America wakes up in 2010 and sends these arrogant scum packing who show such contempt for free speech and representative governance. Their hostility for hearing opposing views is unconscienable. Their slavish devotion to Obama's incompetent governance is bordering on cult-like.
Obama: "I Don't Want the Folks who Created the Mess to do a lot of Talking" "
Okay, then the DEMOCRATS need to shut up!!!
Who was it that moved Medicare Trust Funds out of the "trust box" and into the General Revenue, replacing them with Government I.O.U.s?
Who was it that expanded Medicare and Medicaid to cover many, many more people than it was originally designed to cover?
The History of Medicare
In 1965, the Social Security Act established both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare was a responsibility of the Social Security Administration (SSA), while Federal assistance to the State Medicaid programs was administered by the Social and Rehabilitation Service (SRS). SSA and SRS were agencies in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). In 1977, the Health Care Financing Administration was created under HEW to effectively coordinate Medicare and Medicaid. In 1980 HEW was divided into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The first U.S. President to propose a prepaid health insurance plan was Harry S. Truman [DEMOCRAT]. On November 19, 1945, in a special message to Congress, President Truman outlined a comprehensive, prepaid medical insurance plan for all people through the Social Security system. The plan included doctors and hospitals, and nursing, laboratory, and dental services; it was dubbed "National Health Insurance." Furthermore, medical insurance benefits for needy people were to be financed from Federal revenues.
Over the years, lawmakers narrowed the field of health insurance recipients largely to social security beneficiaries. A national survey found that only 56 percent of those 65 years of age or older had health insurance. President John F. Kennedy [DEMOCRAT] pressed legislators for health insurance for the aged. However, it wasn't until 1965 that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed H.R. 6675 (The Social Security Act of 1965; PL 89-97) to provide health insurance for the elderly and the poor.
On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid Bill (Title XVIII and Title XIX of the Social Security Act) in Independence, Missouri in the presence of former President Truman, who received the first Medicare card at the ceremony; Lady Bird Johnson, Vice-President Hubert Humphrey, and Mrs. Truman also were present. President Johnson remarked: "We marvel not simply at the passage of this Bill but that it took so many years to pass it."
Medicare extended health coverage to almost all Americans aged 65 or older. About 19 million beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare in the first year of the program. Medicaid provided access to health care services for certain low-income persons and expanded the existing Federal-State welfare structure that assisted the poor.
The 1972 Social Security Amendments expanded Medicare to provide coverage to two additional high risk groups disabled persons receiving cash benefits for 24 months under the social security program and persons suffering from end-stage renal disease.
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YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
FOR INSURING THE FAILURE
OF THE MEDICARE/MEDICAID PROGRAM!!!
posted on 08/08/2009 10:04:53 PM PDT
(It's simple, fight or die.)
To: Kaslin; SunkenCiv
The Town Hall meetings show no signs of letting up.
posted on 08/08/2009 10:06:46 PM PDT
(Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
Here’s the thing. When you drop the big-name hospitals out of this argument....and talk to small-town doctors...they have zero interest in this whole concept. Most admit that they can’t see their continued existence in ten years with the plan...it’ll be big-name hospitals which survive on and flourish under the Obama plan. Competition will be eliminated or absorbed. So these small town doctors are explaining their problem to the customers...democrat and republican.
When you see anxiety amongst the population...especially outside of metro regions of the US....it’s small-town folks of both parties who are asking alot of questions now. These representatives may end up voting for the bill...but their existence after November of 2010 would be questionable. They have guaranteed themselves some opposition and reasons to vote against them.
Sounds as though the Congressman is feeling a little pressure from all sides.
posted on 08/08/2009 10:10:48 PM PDT
(May God confound the enemy)
Democrats Pick Up Seats in House and Senate!
-my prediction for the Election of 2010
posted on 08/08/2009 10:12:21 PM PDT
(No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
I saw this on a video last night and he coped a attitude right away and was very hostile to the Doctor. Someone interviewed the Doctor the next day.They are the ones looking for a fight with their do you know who I am attitudes.
"You chose to come and to do it on your own," he yelled. "Not a single one of you had the decency to call my office and set up for a meeting." He went on, in a threatening voice, "You want a meeting with me on health care, I'll give it to you!"
A meeting where they control when the meeting is over and nothing the congress critter says is on tape. Why bother?
posted on 08/08/2009 10:30:43 PM PDT
(Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
How dare a lowly citizen expect his representative to answer a question. I bet he didn’t even avert his eyes when he asked the question.
posted on 08/08/2009 10:30:48 PM PDT
(11 September 2001 - Never forget)
Communists will do ANYTHING to avoid debating the merits of their argument.
“This person has a disease, you’re mean by debating him!”
“This person lost her house! How DARE you argue with her!”
“You’re not black! Don’t you even DARE to talk about this!”
“SHUT UP! You’re not even from here!”
Keep the pressure on. They’re losing and they know it.
posted on 08/08/2009 10:32:26 PM PDT
(Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda arm.)
I see the writer is using the democrat talking point by saying TH protesters are astroturfing.
posted on 08/09/2009 12:47:54 AM PDT
(..."when the government fears the people, there is liberty. "- Thomas Jefferson)
The Dems/Leftists/fascists fail to understand who is opposing them. It’s us senior citizen military vets. We don’t take crap from anyone. By labeling us “Nazis” all they do is piss us off more and make us protest even more loudly. But then, Libs have always hated the military.
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