Skip to comments.Democrat Senator Acknowledges Health Bill Breaks Obama Promises
Posted on 12/03/2009 6:40:49 PM PST by Starman417
A few Democrats are seeing the light:
Democrats, having defeated a Republican attempt to block proposed Medicare cuts, now face an even bigger headache: concern among members of their own party over the programs future funding.
President Barack Obama wants to cut spending on the federal insurance plan for the elderly to help fund his health-care overhaul. Part of that proposal would cut more than $100 billion from Medicare Advantage, through which the government hires private insurers such as Humana Inc. to deliver Medicare benefits to 11 million seniors, including extras like reduced co-payments and even gym memberships.
Should Congress scale back the program, Were not going to be able to say if you like what you have, you can keep it, said Senator Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat. And that basic commitment that a lot of us around here have made will be called into question.
Obama is seeking Medicare cuts that total hundreds of billions of dollars in his bid to finance the overhaul of the health-care system, estimated in a Senate bill to cost $848 billion. The resistance hes getting underscores the difficulty of paying for the overhaul without increasing the budget deficit, a condition Obama set.
McCain calls Reid and his cohorts out a few days ago:
[VIDEO AT SITE]
"A remarkable flip-flop"
Doug Ross notes how the left and the MSM wailed in horror at Bush's proposal to cut 36 billion in Medicare
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This whole Obama/Pelosi/Reid health care bill is a friggin' shell game.
Government processing a patient's annual physical:
Hey that things great.
Mom never told me directly but I believe her to be an Obama voter. She is on a Medicare advantage plan that she really likes. I’ve told her many times that they want to take that away. She is listening.
Mom never told me directly but I believe her to be an Obama voter.
She is on a Medicare advantage plan that she really likes.
Ive told her many times that they want to take that away.
She is listening.
I get the feeling the Democrats in charge must have seen an old
John Wayne movie and thought the title sounded like a great idea
of how Obamacare should treat senior citizens. (and a lot of other people)
The title: “They Were Expendable”.
I love this thing!