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Health Reform 3.0: Lipstick On A Pig ^ | March 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 03/04/2010 4:23:28 PM PST by Kaslin

Health Reform: The white coats showed up again at the White House, helping the administration ram health care reform down our throats. Can you have a bipartisan bill without a bipartisan vote?

It didn't work the first time, when the White House last year assembled enough sympathetic medical professionals to stage a photo-op in the Rose Garden trying to persuade us that, as the commercial goes, three of four doctors really, really support the administration's attempt to nationalize health care.

Rather than a grass-roots uprising of physicians, last year's event was a classic case of astroturfing.

Attendance was by invitation only, and 40 of the 150 physicians were said to be members of Doctors for America, a reincarnation of Doctors for Obama, an arm of the Obama campaign that boasts of having more than 15,000 members.

The physicians were told to bring their white lab coats with them to make sure the TV cameras captured the proper image. Those who just showed up wearing suits or dresses were provided with lab coats hastily rustled up. This year's event was similarly staged, and the stage props standing alongside President Obama might as well have been straight out of central casting.

Clearly the White House has run out of ideas, both on the substance of their bill and how to persuade the American people to swallow this bitter pill. Last week's health care summit failed miserably in its attempt to lure the GOP into taking bipartisan blame for this fiasco or to persuade the American people that the White House was genuinely reaching across the aisle.

The Democrats, who can't even reconcile their own differences, are left with the politically suicidal reconciliation process.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: Indiana
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1 posted on 03/04/2010 4:23:28 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Send in the Hockey Moms to fill the penalty box with Congress Critters. Game misconducts to Zer0, Pelosi and Reid.

2 posted on 03/04/2010 4:29:30 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

You really have to wonder why any doctor would be used like this. Brain dead?

3 posted on 03/04/2010 4:29:56 PM PST by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Tarpon

Must be

4 posted on 03/04/2010 4:31:41 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for Obama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Tarpon

Sure wouldn’t be my doctor, he turned himself in when that crap got started. Says he’ll retire if it passes. I’ll loose one H of a good doctor.

Bambi doesn’t keep his buyer beware!


PLEASE ASK THEM TO REPEAL THE BIG NEW FEES in TRICARE for Life, the retired Military over 65 secondary health ins. which they passed in a DOD bill. They promised our Military these benefits, and our Military have earned them.

Sen Scott Brown’s number is 202-224-4543
Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121

Lots of local demwit phone numbers on this thread

Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military’s secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED!


New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.

Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security,

Health Care Rationing for Seniors Another Problem in New Obama Plan

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Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform

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Health Reform’s Hidden Victims Young people and seniors would pay a high price for ObamaCare.



TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:

This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollee’s cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.)

Bill Would Restrict Veterans’ Health Care Options 11/06/09
Buyer and McKeon Offer Amendments to Protect Veterans and TRICARE Beneficiaries

Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases

By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009

Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.

The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.

“President Obama and DoD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees” in fiscal 2010, Matz said. “We took them at their word, and I can’t believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward,” he added..

5 posted on 03/04/2010 4:51:01 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GailA

Obama-Care modeled after the NAZI Eugenics program. Got to get rid of the old, they know history. Watch the movie Soylent Green ...

6 posted on 03/04/2010 4:53:21 PM PST by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Kaslin
The white coats showed up again at the White House,

Deli dept of Shoprite playing "doctors"?

7 posted on 03/04/2010 5:25:33 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: Tarpon

I watched it years ago. Along with Logan’s Run and other SciFI. The disabled, sick, old, to young to work...all are in the commie’s cross hairs. There is a scifi book called Gender Genocide that is much the same as Soylent Green..only the gay guys enslave the women, and the women are forced to eat their own dead for protein.

8 posted on 03/04/2010 5:50:14 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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