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Obama rejects huge savings
IBM | Mr Palmisano

Posted on 04/13/2011 5:37:43 PM PDT by simka

This should be sent to every American to show them what this President really thinks and that he is anti-capitalist, anti-private-sector and cannot be trusted in telling the truth.

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IBM offered to help reduce Medicare fraud for free...

What if I told you that the Chairman and CEO of IBM, Samuel J. Palmisano, approached President Obama and members of his, before the healthcare bill debates, with a plan that would reduce healthcare expenditures by $900 billion? Given the Obama Administration's adamancy that the United States of America simply had to make healthcare (read: health insurance) affordable for even the most dedicated welfare recipient, one would think he would have leaned forward in his chair, cupped his ear and said, "Tell me more!"

And what if I told you that the cost to the federal government for this program was nothing, zip, nada, zilch? And, what if I told you that, in the end and after two meetings, President Obama and his team, instead of embracing a program that was proven to save money -- projected to save almost one trillion dollars - a private sector program costing the taxpayers nothing, zip, nada, zilch - said, "Thanks but no thanks" and then embarked on passing one of the most despised pieces of legislation in US history?

Well, it's all true.

Samuel J. Palmisano, the Chairman of the Board and CEO for IBM, said in a recent Wall Street Journal interview that he offered to provide the Obama Administration with a program that would curb healthcare claims fraud and abuse by almost one trillion dollars but the Obama White House turned the offer down.

Mr. Palmisano is quoted as saying during a taping of The Wall Street Journal's Viewpoints program on September 14, 2010:

"We could have improved the quality and reduced the cost of the healthcare system by $900 billion...I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down."

A second meeting between Mr. Palmisano and the Obama Administration took place two weeks later, with no change in the Obama Administration's stance. A call placed to IBM on October 8, 2010, by FOX News confirmed, via a spokesperson, that Mr. Palmisano stands by his statement.

Speaking with FOX News' Stuart Varney, Mort Zuckerman, Editor-in-Chief of US News & World Report, said, "It's a little bit puzzling because I think there is a huge amount of both fraud and inefficiency that American business is a lot more comfortable with and more effective in trying to reduce. And this is certainly true because the IBM people have studied this very carefully. When Palmisano went to the White House and made that proposal, it was based upon a lot of work and it was not accepted. It's really puzzling...These are very, very responsible people and don't have a political ax to grind.

In Mr. Obama's shunning of a private sector program that would have saved our country almost $1 trillion in healthcare expenditures, presented to him as he declared a "crisis in healthcare," he proves two things beyond any doubt: that he is anti-Capitalist and anti-private sector in nature and that he can no longer be trusted to tell the truth in both his political declarations or espoused goals.

For more info. check these links:

> http://capitolhillcoffeehouse.com/index.php/article/574 > http://reimagineamerica.org/tag/sam-palmisano/ > http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/ibm-exec-offers-save-900-billion-health-care-costs-obama-turned-h


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthcare; ibm; obama; palmisano; savings

1 posted on 04/13/2011 5:37:49 PM PDT by simka
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To: simka
For people who doubt this story, here is the video of the interview with Sam Palmisano of IBM where he says it. Starts at ~2:30.

http://online.wsj.com/video/viewpoints-working-with-the-obama-whitehouse/5A0ED9CD-CFC8-4898-8ADB-B0B8196D7E5A.html?mod=googlewsj

2 posted on 04/13/2011 5:57:46 PM PDT by MrShoop
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To: simka
Three mistakes

#1)You are supposed to bring cash with you to the whitehouse, not banter stories of how much you can find.

#2) You're not one of his people.

#3)You would make us look dumb.

3 posted on 04/13/2011 6:03:25 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: simka

This government is not interested in healthcare or improving lives or saving money. They want power; the ultimate power. They want power over your life.


4 posted on 04/13/2011 6:04:03 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: simka

He has to reject huge savings, it screws up the unbridled infinite spending.


5 posted on 04/13/2011 6:09:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: simka

Further proof that his primary purpose is not to help anyone, but rather to destroy this nation.


6 posted on 04/13/2011 6:23:20 PM PDT by Miss Marple (uestioner in contrast.)
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Obama:
#1) We’re the Federal Govmint and we’re here to help. We, uh, uhm, we don’t need IBM doing for health care what it does best even for free, that’s our job. We already do it for free. Tax revenue is free big money, baby. Bug off.

#2) Let me be clear, Sam. You can’t just go ah, ah, you know, uhm, saving America a $trillion; that’s taking money out of people’s pockets who, um, need it and a savings for the tax payers. We can’t have that. Bug off. Let’s hurry this up. I’ve got an important meeting scheduled down stairs in the bowling lanes. I’m really getting better; only ten gutter balls yesterday.

#3) Where was I, oh yeah! That will end up costing us jobs. We need those unionized federal workers triplicating our efforts to combat waste and abuse of the Medicare and, uhm, Medicaid payment systems. We’ve got plenty of experts working on this as we, uh, speak, uhm, I am told. So bug off.

#4) What you talking about here Sam, there ain’t no fraud happenin’. You’re just a racist; admit it. Bug off and stay out of Govmint business. Are we done here? Why hasn’t, uh, Congress passed my takeover of, uhm, health care yet ... where’s my smokes.


7 posted on 04/13/2011 6:29:37 PM PDT by ri4dc (Cut your cable, Break Wind for the TSA, Flush Twice in 2012, and STOP ROTUS Now!)
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Barry’s tax, spend and steal agenda continues.


8 posted on 04/13/2011 8:10:10 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never 'free'.)
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To: M. Espinola

BUMP


9 posted on 11/23/2011 7:19:58 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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