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Obama At DNC: “I Will Never Turn Medicare Into Voucher” – Next Day: HHS To Begin Voucher Program
Weasel Zippers ^ | September 9, 2012

Posted on 09/09/2012 6:14:52 AM PDT by NYer

And I will — I will never turn Medicare into a voucher.

That promise didn’t last long because the next day his administration approved a program that did just that.

Via National Journal:

In his convention speech in Charlotte, President Obama vowed to block the Republican Medicare reform plan because “no American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies.”

But back in Washington, his Health and Human Services Department is launching a pilot program that would shift up to 2 million of the poorest and most-vulnerable seniors out of the federal Medicare program and into private health insurance plans overseen by the states.

The administration has accepted applications from 18 states to participate in the program, which would give states money to purchase managed-care plans for people who are either disabled or poor enough to qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. HHS approved the first state plan, one for Massachusetts, last month.

Via Hot Air


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dnc; medicare; obama; vouchers

1 posted on 09/09/2012 6:14:56 AM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 09/09/2012 6:15:24 AM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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into private health insurance plans overseen by the states.


I think that will be his cop out. He will say he didn’t break his promise because it will still be govt. controlled. Just on a state level instead of federal.


3 posted on 09/09/2012 6:23:31 AM PDT by chessplayer
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Voters don’t care, apparently. Romney’s campaign can’t even hit hard on this this EFFING FARCE that is Obamacare because Romney support the same for Massachusetts.

Man the GOP establishment screwed us so good with a helluva weak president this time. And when zerO wins again? Oh the media and the GOP-E will say it was due to Ryan being too conservative. The Tea Party’s fault.
Right?
lol

SMH


4 posted on 09/09/2012 6:25:42 AM PDT by snarkytart
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5 posted on 09/09/2012 6:26:07 AM PDT by baddog 219
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