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Insurer Gagged, AARP Rewarded
IBD Editorials ^ | September 24, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 09/24/2009 4:38:23 PM PDT by Kaslin

Free Speech: The Senate votes against transparency as the administration silences a private insurer for exposing the president's health care proposal. Meanwhile, AARP is allowed to tout reform as it awaits payday.

We weren't surprised when the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday voted 12 to 11 against allowing two weeks for the Congressional Budget Office to complete its cost analysis of the health care bill pushed by Montana Democrat Max Baucus and to put the bill online in its original wording.

Instead, the Senate panel passed another amendment to require the committee to post the full bill online in "conceptual" rather than the actual legal language. Republicans suspect Democrats are trying to put their preferred version of the bill online, rather than letting people read the actual bill as proposed — something few, if any, members will do — and then decide for themselves.

To further keep the American people in the dark, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which administer benefits under Medicare, issued what can only be called a gag order after Humana warned its Medicare Advantage customers in a letter that the president's plan might cause them to lose some benefits.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Government; US: Michigan; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: 111th; 1stamendment; aarp; agenda; barackobama; baucus; bho44; bhofascism; bhohealthcarre; cbo; censorship; cms; corruption; davecamp; democraticcorruption; democrats; elderly; firstamendment; freespeech; gagorder; geezers; healthcare; healthinsurance; humana; ibd; insurance; jonathanblum; liberalfascism; maxbaucus; medicaid; medicare; medicareadvantage; medigap; mi2010; obama; obamacare; pitchforks; privateinsurance; rationedcare; rationedhealthcare; rationing; senate; seniors; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 09/24/2009 4:38:25 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: bareford101; BerniesFriend; blaveda; Bookwoman; Celeste732; dsc; Faux_Pas; fortunecookie; ...

2 posted on 09/24/2009 4:39:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

There are going to be riots in their streets if they keep this crap up,in my opinion.


3 posted on 09/24/2009 4:42:19 PM PDT by londonfog
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To: londonfog

Personally, I am looking so forward to the return of public tarring and feathering.


4 posted on 09/24/2009 4:44:47 PM PDT by cranked
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To: londonfog

There needs to be


5 posted on 09/24/2009 4:46:36 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: cranked

Tar and feathers are so old fashioned. It should be RTV silicone seal and polyester.


6 posted on 09/24/2009 4:53:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I hope seniors all across the nation make their intesne anger and displeasure known by calling AARP and denouncing them in no uncertain terms and burning their AARP cards as well as cancelling any subscriptions to any of AARP’s stuff.


7 posted on 09/24/2009 4:54:55 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Kaslin

AARP technically isn’t an insurer, although they let insurance be co-branded with their name.


8 posted on 09/24/2009 4:56:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Kaslin

Huamana’s CEO should tell the administration to pound sand.


9 posted on 09/24/2009 5:03:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (90% of the fedgov is unconstitutional. The other 10% besides the military doesnt know what it's doin)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

We should all tell the AARP and the Obummer administration to go and jerk themselves a soda.


10 posted on 09/24/2009 5:30:02 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: cranked
The commercial roofing business may be slow....
....the entertainment value of humiliating a public office is sure tempting....
11 posted on 09/24/2009 5:33:05 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Humana should be getting an award.


12 posted on 09/24/2009 5:33:34 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: pointsal

May I suggest the Medal of Freedom.


13 posted on 09/24/2009 5:36:07 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: pointsal

May I suggest the Medal of Freedom.


14 posted on 09/24/2009 5:36:18 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Kaslin

The liberal slime at AARP actually thinks millions of seniors are stupid. This lieing, waffleing,left wing, ACORN feeding company has changed its stand on the Obama healthcare ruse fifteen times in a month.I hope the rotten outfit goes bankrupt when seniors abandon them soon.


15 posted on 09/24/2009 5:43:17 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: Ev Reeman
I hope seniors all across the nation make their intesne anger and displeasure known by calling AARP and denouncing them in no uncertain terms and burning their AARP cards as well as cancelling any subscriptions to any of AARP’s stuff.

Those filth have been mailing me for ten years, and the mailings are escalating. All they get back from me now are obscenities, and the mailings still come.

And they are touting that excrement, the United Healthcare-underwritten House Plan of theirs.

16 posted on 09/24/2009 5:50:08 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (Roark, Architect.)
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To: Gorzaloon

Here’s the plan:
1. Kill the Medicare replacement plans
2. AARP through United Health Care gets to offer more supplement plans
3. More seniors forced to sign up for AARP supplement plans
4. More donations from AARP to DNC
5. Poor seniors pay more
6. Medicare gets rationed


17 posted on 09/24/2009 5:55:29 PM PDT by grumpygresh
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To: londonfog

Riots after they pull their coup won’t help, the time is now.


18 posted on 09/24/2009 5:58:50 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
AARP is allowed to tout reform

19 posted on 09/24/2009 8:30:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Remember when they would not allow diagrams of the obamacare bureaucracy in congressmens' mailing to constituents? How do you say "truth" in Russian? Oh yeah:


20 posted on 09/24/2009 8:30:24 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: grumpygresh

AARP also offers Medicare Advantage Plans. They are lousy. Much worse than Humana. The AARP Advantage Plan is together with United Healthcare. They pay doctors 40% of what Medicare pays.


21 posted on 09/24/2009 9:14:35 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: Ev Reeman
"I hope seniors all across the nation make their intesne anger and displeasure known by calling AARP and denouncing them in no uncertain terms and burning their AARP cards as well as cancelling any subscriptions to any of AARP’s stuff. "

I guess this news about the AARP is new to a lot of folks, but we knew they were a leftist bunch during clinton's first term.

Since I got old enough to start getting their propaganda in the mail to join, I have swiftly decorated the inside of my garbage can with their drivel.

If people over 50 want to sell out their pride and their country by supporting this bunch, then more power to you...but you're actually giving more power to a pro-left group that will contribute to this country's eventual demise.

Hint: have you heard anything out of AARP even questioning "obamacare"? Nope! I know we all saw the arrogant bitch from AARP that facilitated one of the earlier Townhall meeting and was totally arrogant and rude to the members there.

AARP is the WHITE ACORN....
22 posted on 09/24/2009 10:44:54 PM PDT by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity we receive....INCUMBENTS OUT!!!)
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