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White House eliminates insurance program for long-term care
Washingtonpost.com ^ | October 14 | N.C. Aizenman

Posted on 10/14/2011 10:20:45 PM PDT by Beowulf9

The Obama administration cut a major planned benefit from the 2010 health-care law on Friday, announcing that a program to offer Americans insurance for long-term care was simply unworkable.

Although the program had been dogged from the start by doubts about its feasibility, its elimination marks the first time the administration has backed away from a key piece of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.

Republican critics of the law immediately said the decision proved that the legislation is unsound and unsustainable. Every major GOP presidential candidate has pledged to work to repeal it.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: care; longterm; obamacare

1 posted on 10/14/2011 10:20:51 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Well, crap, I never wanted to live beyond my usefulness anyway. Despite all my years of useful service to humanity, I always wished that when my usefulness to society was over, my government would abandon me.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 10:35:08 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: Beowulf9

So they going to tax the same, but take this bennie out... that figures. Rat smoke and mirrors all the way.


3 posted on 10/14/2011 10:45:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: doc1019

Gummit not your friend anyhow. It can turn on you as quickly as its fickle finger of fate identified you for an entitlement. Better to have a loyal dog.


4 posted on 10/14/2011 10:46:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: doc1019

I don’t see how the government could offer such a program and remain solvent. Other parts of this legislation are just as budget busting.

Face it we are all getting old.


5 posted on 10/14/2011 10:50:52 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Beowulf9

Just Obama shafting the American public as usual. In this case, the elderly, one of his ideological targets as part of his Marxist agenda.

Obamacare is a total disaster upon America. This is the bare beginning of more lies, corruption, more taxation, and a collapsing medical industry and medical service.


6 posted on 10/14/2011 10:58:52 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Beowulf9
Gee, it turns out it's the Democrats that want old people to die.

Who saw that coming? /s

7 posted on 10/14/2011 11:41:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Beowulf9

How can the administration just “eliminate” part of a law passed by Congress, without going back to Congress to change the law?

What law will The Won ignore next?


8 posted on 10/14/2011 11:45:27 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

The program hasn’t even begun yet and they’re already gutting it to save money. When it finally goes into effect you’ll get an aspirin and an Army cot no matter what your complaint is. “Please take it home with you we have no room here for you.”


9 posted on 10/15/2011 12:00:01 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Beowulf9

More taxes and reduced benefits, sounds like a plan any good bureaucrat could come up with and Congress would pass it, no problem.


10 posted on 10/15/2011 12:10:32 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Beowulf9
Why does this modification not require a new vote, amendment or total nullification of the OBVIOUSLY GROSSLY FLAWED BILL?

Obamacare

11 posted on 10/15/2011 12:30:10 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Beowulf9

I don’t see how Obama can back away from a program passed by Congress; isn’t this the same as the “sequestering of funds” way back in Nixon’s time and a separation of power issue? He wanted it, he’s got it ,to his everlasting chagrin.


12 posted on 10/15/2011 2:19:23 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: El Gato

I don’t t think there are any laws that apply to the liar-Iin-chief.


13 posted on 10/15/2011 8:39:09 AM PDT by Seanm
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To: TigersEye

Not only that but the Dems used this as a ‘savings’ in the healthcare bill because they were gonna use the money right up front. They used a figure of like $80 billion, not sure on that figure. So they lied.....again.


14 posted on 10/15/2011 8:52:55 AM PDT by sheana
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To: TigersEye

Not only that but the Dems used this as a ‘savings’ in the healthcare bill because they were gonna use the money right up front. They used a figure of like $80 billion, not sure on that figure. So they lied.....again.


15 posted on 10/15/2011 8:53:12 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Beowulf9

What’s next for all us old people? “Soylent Green”??? I’m old and would really prefer to die in my own bed when my time comes. Hopfully, I will live out my days under a different President. This one has played hell with my Blood Pressure since the day he took the Oath of Office!


16 posted on 10/15/2011 9:49:18 AM PDT by Patsygirl
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To: sheana

It’s all a lie, a sham and a fraud. 0bamaCare will destroy healthcare, the insurance industry and the economy. There will be nothing left of any of it but a rotten shell.


17 posted on 10/15/2011 11:30:52 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

I feel the same way. Government takeover of everything all at once. The Insurance industry is a biggie.


18 posted on 10/15/2011 11:42:20 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

Think about Medicare fraud which I believe is something like 45% of the total expenses. Now apply that to 0bamaCare for every citizen (and then some) in the U.S.. Health care, per person, will actually cost far more than it does now. But health care personnel will make much less and the quality of care will plummet. That monstrous debt will dwarf the debt burdens we have now that are already considered unsustainable. 0bamaCare is a national suicide bill.


19 posted on 10/15/2011 12:44:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.L.A.S.S._Act

That’s all I could find on it and it states $2 bil and that the CBO used that figure to make the healthcare law revenue neutral. Apparently this part of the law was used by the Dems all along to skew the numbers for the law.


20 posted on 10/15/2011 1:51:18 PM PDT by sheana
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To: TruthHound

TruthHound make a valid point. Either we have a congressionally enacted law or we don’t. Since when does the administration decide what part of a law to enforce, or what to overlook. Oh, my error, he’s been doing that all along anyway with other laws.


21 posted on 10/15/2011 9:18:14 PM PDT by RLM
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