Skip to comments.In final push, Obama stresses reforms will rein in healthcare costs. [BARF ALERT]
Posted on 03/08/2010 3:22:03 PM PST by bjorn14
President Barack Obama said his healthcare plan takes into account "every single serious idea" on cost containment from both parties.
Obama made the remark in a stump speech Monday in Glenside, Pa., where he sought to address GOP criticisms that his health plan doesn't do enough to contain rising costs.
Obama, who appeared with Sens. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) and Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), argued he's incorporated serious Republican proposals to contain rising healthcare costs.
"You keep on hearing from critics and some of the Republicans on these Sunday shows say, 'Well, we want to do more about costs,' " Obama said in a speech at Arcadia University.
"We have now incorporated almost every single serious idea from across the political spectrum about how to contain the rising costs of healthcare, ideas that go after waste and abuse in our system, including in programs like Medicare."
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"President Barack Obama said his healthcare plan takes into account "every single serious idea" on cost containment from both parties."
Entitlements, like presents or lunches, are not free.
liar...seiu wants control of health industry...no one will be able to afford it..
Ozombie, YOU LIE!!!!
The whole package will not cost one thin dime.
I am so sick of this communist bast#@!
It’s very nice to say you’d like to “control” healtcare costs, except:
Cost controls never work
They lead to rationing
Won’t be any real cost control because along with the rationing you add millions to the free healthcare.
“We have now incorporated almost every single serious idea from across the political spectrum....”:
What a liar.
That stupid sonuvabitch (who has never held a job in the private sector, never had to meet a payroll, never run a business, has only run his MOUTH) doesn’t realize that when a government bureaucracy is created for ANY purpose, that it is going to end up costing MORE money than what it did before the government got involved.
SOMEbody has to pay for the administrative costs, the oversight, the reviews, the management, all of that crap, and that ‘somebody’ is YOU and ME, the taxpayers of this once great Nation that is being dragged down the slope to socialism by this 0bamunist regime and their thug enforcers.
This isn’t even ABOUT health care, what it is all about is further government expansion, more power over the population, and continued erosion of the few civil liberties we have left.
If the government is running health care, the government will be able to subsequently run the manufacture and distribution of foodstuffs, because after all, you can’t be healthy if you’re eating the ‘wrong’ foods, right?
In the second ‘Omen’ movie (Damien II), the CEO of Thorn Industries (’Paul Buher’, played by Robert Foxworth) makes an ‘ominous’ statement which is, “hold a knife to a man’s belly and he’ll keep his hands at his sides” and that is exactly the same end game that this 0bamunist pack of thugs is playing. Believe it.
One has to go back to this sign on a Concentration Camp to find a lie of this magnitude. (With the possible exception of Bill Clinton's "I did not have sex with that woman!")
You’ll say anything to get this done (or as Natzi says, we’ll do almost anything
to get this passed) You’ll all liars and can’t be trusted.
We already know what a liar you are. Chipping at America’s freedom
and Constitution. Yep Chipper and the Chipper Party. Chip...chip...chip...chip
I just realized something today. Obama said this mom got cancer , thought she beat it then it came back now they have tens of thousands debt.
Guess what Obama, each family has tens of thousands of debt its called the national debt and you want to add another 10 thousand to the 40 I already owe. Let the healthy live, Obama! don’t burn down a city to catch one shoplifter.
I don’t suppose the President bothered to identify any of the “serious Republican proposals” he “incorporated” into the plan.
Because forcing everyone to buy coverage and foring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions will obviously drive down costs... /s
Wow Liberals are stupid.
Plugging the holes with inflated taxes does NOT count as “Controlling Costs”....
Let me guess, he’ll put controls on prices for the services, and that will of course contain all costs. If the price of cotton or crude oil goes up, too bad.
I see Bob Casey is making a public stand in favor of taxpayer-funded abortions.
This guy is an unstable freak (i.e., nobama). Do you think he will eventually end his life prematurely
When a Republican you never heard of, campaigning out of the back of his pickup truck in Massachuesetts, can take Sen. Ed Kennedy's Senate seat a few months after he died...then the hand writing should be on the wall.
Well I guess if you ration care and cut off benefits to all the elderly and they die off then in effect he may be right there will be a cost savings.
The only way HIS reforms will rein in costs is if....
Paul Ryan put the cost issue out there for everyone to see during the health-care summit. No one has come back and repudiated the numbers. This things will cost us a ton and remember the “hidden” costs as Paul Ryan pointed out. This thing is a disaster in the making in many ways.
“argued he’s incorporated serious Republican proposals to contain rising healthcare costs.”
So when health care quality tanks and costs go through the roof, he can blame the Republicans. The Republicans have to fight even the appearance of buying into any part of this outrageous lie.
Defeat Obamacare call list: Courtsey of TN Eagle Forum: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts.
PLEASE CALL! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE State District
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
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Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District
Bart Gordon (202) 225-4231 TN (MAYBE)
Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI (MAYBE)
Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE)
senator mark begich (202) 224-3004 toll free. (877) 501 - 6275 just became a MAYBE
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928, Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” ~~ President Ronald Reagan
We The People, Ray Stevens (obamacare) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc_-L4fyLUo
OBAMANOMICSTRICKLE DOWN DESTRUCTION of the economy
Bambi doesnt keep his promises...so buyer beware!
SET THEIR LOCAL AND DC LINES ON FIRE!
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 Browns 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 Militarys secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED!
OBAMAs WAR ON SENIORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2433867/posts/
New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.
Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security, http://townhall.com/news/us/2010/02/19/obama_says_slight_fix_will_extend_social_security
Health Care Rationing for Seniors Another Problem in New Obama Plan http://www.lifenews.com/bio3058.html
Medicare tax may apply to investment income (ObamaCare tax hike)
Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform
Will healthcare reform mean cuts in Medicare for seniors?
Health Reforms Hidden Victims Young people and seniors would pay a high price for ObamaCare.
SOCIALIZED MED THREAD http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2466239/posts
MILITARY & Retired MILITARY
Veterans G.I. Bill benefits MIA
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 enrollees 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.) http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9925/12-18-HealthOptions.pdf
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 cant believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward, he added.
Best President of Haiti EVER...
He’s a pathological liar.