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The President's Proposal: Health Care Plan (oh boy here we go!)
WhiteHouse.gov ^ | Monday February 22, 2010

Posted on 02/22/2010 7:30:55 AM PST by Bigtigermike

The President’s Proposal puts American families and small business owners in control of their own health care.

* It makes insurance more affordable by providing the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history, reducing premium costs for tens of millions of families and small business owners who are priced out of coverage today. This helps over 31 million Americans afford health care who do not get it today – and makes coverage more affordable for many more.

* It sets up a new competitive health insurance market giving tens of millions of Americans the exact same insurance choices that members of Congress will have.

* It brings greater accountability to health care by laying out commonsense rules of the road to keep premiums down and prevent insurance industry abuses and denial of care.

* It will end discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions.

* It puts our budget and economy on a more stable path by reducing the deficit by $100 billion over the next ten years – and about $1 trillion over the second decade – by cutting government overspending and reining in waste, fraud and abuse.

The President’s Proposal bridges the gap between the House and Senate bills and includes new provisions to crack down on waste, fraud and abuse.

* Eliminating the Nebraska FMAP provision and providing significant additional Federal financing to all States for the expansion of Medicaid;

* Closing the Medicare prescription drug “donut hole” coverage gap;

* Strengthening the Senate bill’s provisions that make insurance affordable for individuals and families;

* Strengthening the provisions to fight fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid;

* Increasing the threshold for the excise tax on the most expensive health plans from $23,000 for a family plan to $27,500 and starting it in 2018 for all plans;

* Improving insurance protections for consumers and creating a new Health Insurance Rate Authority to provide Federal assistance and oversight to States in conducting reviews of unreasonable rate increases and other unfair practices of insurance plans.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/health-care-meeting/proposal/whatsnew/overview


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To: Buckeye McFrog

That’s what kills me.

Republicans should hold a press conference

Yes, we’re the party of no.
No to losing our doctors and being forced into universal healthcare
No to waiting in lines to be seen instead of appts.
No to higher taxes that still won’t fully fund this mess
No to death panels, bureaucrats deciding our treatment
etc. etc.

I seriously want to find a party of “NO”


51 posted on 02/22/2010 8:10:10 AM PST by Kenny
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To: RockinRight

Excelelnt analogy.. very accurate to this situation.


52 posted on 02/22/2010 8:10:11 AM PST by hot4plasma
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To: Bob Buchholz

They’ve been harping on this waste,fraud and abuse thing for the last year. Why haven’t they stopped it


And the corrollary: If they do not pass this bill will they allow the waste, fraud and abuse to continue?


53 posted on 02/22/2010 8:10:49 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (Global Warming: Deader than disco)
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To: RockinRight
He’s become like a stalker. The US is the girl in this example, and he’s the creepy guy. The girl accepted one date (the election.) After a few more dates, she realized he was psycho and she told him to back off. However, he keeps coming at her with different ideas and she keeps turning him down, but he won’t give up.

Excellent analogy.

54 posted on 02/22/2010 8:11:41 AM PST by denydenydeny ("Leftists are like vampires; shine a light on what they are doing and they retreat."-Andrew Klavan)
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To: Bigtigermike; All

* Eliminating the Nebraska FMAP provision and providing significant additional Federal financing to all States for the expansion of Medicaid;

And how are you going to pay for it, Nitwit?


More blank checks from our grandkids' piggybanks?!



55 posted on 02/22/2010 8:14:54 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: Bigtigermike
* It makes insurance more affordable by providing the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history, reducing premium costs for tens of millions of families and small business owners who are priced out of coverage today. This helps over 31 million Americans afford health care who do not get it today – and makes coverage more affordable for many more.
There is no middle class .. the unemployment has whittled the numbers down to unimportance .. it is a two class nation ... dependent on government and not.

* It sets up a new competitive health insurance market giving tens of millions of Americans the exact same insurance choices that members of Congress will have.
Those chices have always been available ... the retoric no longer says, "the exact same PLAN as ... "

* It brings greater accountability to health care by laying out commonsense rules of the road to keep premiums down and prevent insurance industry abuses and denial of care.
Pure bullshit. The friggin' sentence can't be logically parsed.

* It will end discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions.
What about illegals?

* It puts our budget and economy on a more stable path by reducing the deficit by $100 billion over the next ten years – and about $1 trillion over the second decade – by cutting government overspending and reining in waste, fraud and abuse.
Again, pure bullshit. Common sense and 6th grade arithmetic proves the higher taxes required to even impliment this plan negates all of those allegations

The President’s Proposal bridges the gap between the House and Senate bills and includes new provisions to crack down on waste, fraud and abuse.
Translation: The President is planning on being dictator

* Eliminating the Nebraska FMAP provision and providing significant additional Federal financing to all States for the expansion of Medicaid;
I have no idea what this means

* Closing the Medicare prescription drug “donut hole” coverage gap;
Nor this, * Strengthening the Senate bill’s provisions that make insurance affordable for individuals and families;
What happed to bridged gap? OH ... The Senate bill will be passed ... I get it.

* Strengthening the provisions to fight fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid;
Dr., we're from the government ... may we speak to you please ... ?

* Increasing the threshold for the excise tax on the most expensive health plans from $23,000 for a family plan to $27,500 and starting it in 2018 for all plans;
Raise taxes

* Improving insurance protections for consumers and creating a new Health Insurance Rate Authority to provide Federal assistance and oversight to States in conducting reviews of unreasonable rate increases and other unfair practices of insurance plans
Everything you've ever known about what it's like to go to the doctor will be wiped clean and replaced with the government

56 posted on 02/22/2010 8:17:03 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Bigtigermike; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


57 posted on 02/22/2010 8:22:12 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Bigtigermike
Louisiana Purchase is still in the Obama plan.
58 posted on 02/22/2010 8:24:38 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Bigtigermike
This is a bunch of platitudes and talking points.

When the plan is actually in front of lawmakers, it will get dissected.

59 posted on 02/22/2010 8:27:09 AM PST by Lazamataz ([ Tagline #1 Removed by Moderator])
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To: Lazamataz
When the plan is actually in front of lawmakers, it will get dissected.

Unless they simply fold up like accordians and pass it.

60 posted on 02/22/2010 8:28:29 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: BP2

I have a dream.

I want to see this SOB in a jail cell with dirty walls, a toilet and a steel frame bed.

This is what I pray for.


61 posted on 02/22/2010 8:28:49 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: dpetty121263
* It will end discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions.

Discrimination - There we go, the new Civil Right. And the end of the private insurance industry. Got cancer? Buy 'insurance' tomorrow.
62 posted on 02/22/2010 8:29:13 AM PST by Daus
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To: Lazamataz
This is a bunch of platitudes and talking points.

Kennedy got private health care. Even with a serious brain tumor, it prolonged his life months if not years.

Murtha got government health care for a simple operation. He's dead.

63 posted on 02/22/2010 8:29:51 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: RockinRight

awesome comment


64 posted on 02/22/2010 8:30:46 AM PST by Arec Barrwin
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To: denydenydeny
"No hoochie baby-mama's gonna' keep me from my food desserts in the name of health care reform!"


65 posted on 02/22/2010 8:33:19 AM PST by twister881
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To: Bigtigermike
White House Endorses Sen. Landrieu's 'Louisiana Purchase'...

but nixes Ben Nelson's 'Cornhusker Kickback' deal

66 posted on 02/22/2010 8:35:41 AM PST by kcvl
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To: OBXWanderer
All these lies coming out on the REAL birthday of George Washington....Happy Birthday, Mr. President...what do you think of this place now???

Isn't that (tragically) ironic!
67 posted on 02/22/2010 8:39:42 AM PST by Deo volente (January 19, 2010...the Second American Revolution begins, right where it all started!)
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To: RockinRight

“I’m holding out for the hope that he just completely self-destructs”

Yup, that’s my plan too.

Stranger things have happened.


68 posted on 02/22/2010 8:40:50 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Sequoyah101; All

I have a dream.

I want to see this SOB in a jail cell with dirty walls, a toilet and a steel frame bed.

Until he's led away in shackles, here's an image to help keep that dream alive:



69 posted on 02/22/2010 8:42:48 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: Bigtigermike
Eliminating the Nebraska FMAP provision and providing significant additional Federal financing to all States for the expansion of Medicaid;

That is not eliminating it, that is expanding it.

70 posted on 02/22/2010 8:45:24 AM PST by Between the Lines (AreYouWhoYouSayYouAre? Esse Quam Videri - To Be, Rather Than To Seem)
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To: dpetty121263

Do Words Matter, You Decide...

http://electronicsclassifieds.com/


71 posted on 02/22/2010 8:46:53 AM PST by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: Bigtigermike
That's not a plan. That's a marketing brochure for a product and a process that cannot possibly exist in the real world.


72 posted on 02/22/2010 8:47:27 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: concerned about politics

* It puts our budget and economy on a more stable path by reducing the deficit by $100 billion over the next ten years – and about $1 trillion over the second decade ++++

......and just where are the CUTS ??? (in other words: “We’re gettin our REVENUE through this anyway, any-how, anywhere, and anytime, from anyone (but us).” STEAL-CARE


73 posted on 02/22/2010 8:58:00 AM PST by Varsity Flight
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To: Bigtigermike

74 posted on 02/22/2010 9:02:28 AM PST by xeno
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To: Bigtigermike

Fillibuster and shut it down.


75 posted on 02/22/2010 9:24:54 AM PST by GEC (We're not drilling in ANWR because....)
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To: Sequoyah101

I want to see them “duck walked” out of the White House. My dream.


76 posted on 02/22/2010 9:34:44 AM PST by elephant
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To: Man50D
It’s time to get back on the phones, send those emails and faxes folks! Keep hammering away at them just as we have for the past year. Don’t let up!

I want to call my Senators and tell them to kill this bill but I live in the state of New York. Both of my representatives love this garbage. I think it is a waste of my breath and time.

77 posted on 02/22/2010 9:38:02 AM PST by 2nd_Amendment_Defender ("It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." -- Patrick Henry)
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To: Bigtigermike

Laughs!

Laughs!

Laughs!

How would you like to be Senator Ben “Cornhusker Kickback” Nelson today? He’s in big trouble with his voters for supporting healthcare and the reason he did it is now being tossed out. :)


78 posted on 02/22/2010 9:50:23 AM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sociailist Bernie Sanders says healthcare just the tip of the iceberg thru reconciliation.

NakedEmperor @hannityshow Healthcare just the beginning!! Sen Sanders lays out the far left Reconciliation Legislation Landslide http://bit.ly/bB7rGY


79 posted on 02/22/2010 9:53:50 AM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: Bigtigermike

And the rapists go on raping, now getting the blackmailed population to rape with them. This is homosexual-islamo-leftist agenda.

These sbirs of hell, once denounced, turn on the denouncers and murder them. A holocaust is coming.

Obama and his media f@g machine need to sh#t the heck up, and it will happen through mass chaos if we do not screw our heads right and dump/purge of this feminism for good.


80 posted on 02/22/2010 9:57:43 AM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Bob Buchholz
Waste, fraud and abuse cannot be stopped when a smirking rapist moralizes us at the White House. He is of the Clinton ilk but worse, with Islam and communist roots. His mother was as known swinger apparently.

Policies to Contain Cost and Ensure Fiscal Sustainability Improve Medicare Advantage Payments.

So, there you go, these people are about the "sustainability" of rape. It's a sicko's economy.

81 posted on 02/22/2010 10:08:02 AM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: dpetty121263

The timing on this is insane. Last week it was okay..let’s get spending under control and a “ commision “ to get the deficit under control. Week before it was jobs jobs jobs. Now he pukes out a bill that flys in the face of everything his little “ summit “ was going to do.

I would agree that if this passes the nation is over. But I have confidence right now. This president is way to immature for the country to take him seriously.


82 posted on 02/22/2010 10:12:49 AM PST by olesrus
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To: 2nd_Amendment_Defender
I want to call my Senators and tell them to kill this bill but I live in the state of New York. Both of my representatives love this garbage. I think it is a waste of my breath and time.

RATs in the House and Senate are dropping like flies instead of seeking re-election because the people have been hammering away at them for the past year! Your Representative and Senators are not blind. I have LIEberman and Dodd along with flaming socialist John Larson as my Rep. He's Pelosi's yes man but I keep calling just to make them feel the heat and remind them of the consequences if they don't listen to the people. Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts have been the result of their ignoring the people. Keep applying the pressure! It certainly isn't a waste of time.
83 posted on 02/22/2010 10:21:32 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Bigtigermike
Hey! What's this lying around stuff!? IT'S NOT OVER UNTIL WE SAY IT IS!!!!


Sorry Bigtigermike; not directed at you but a memory that just hit me. It can always get fixed and is not inevitable.

84 posted on 02/22/2010 10:22:59 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Bigtigermike

Every time Socialists are forced to actually spell out their plans, we take one step closer to victory.


85 posted on 02/22/2010 10:23:10 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: dpetty121263

Some Terrorists use the plane as an Instrument of Death and Destruction! OBAMA HUSSEIN is using Our Federal Government as His Chosen Weapon of Jihad Instrument of Death and Destruction for the Entire Nation and Possibly the WORLD as a Result!!


86 posted on 02/22/2010 10:35:23 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: Sequoyah101

The Toilet is unnecessary when One is Full of S*** anyway!


87 posted on 02/22/2010 10:38:46 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: RetiredArmy

No, sir.....you don’t “smell ONE”....you smell MANY.

Thank you for your service to our country.


88 posted on 02/22/2010 10:57:56 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: 2nd_Amendment_Defender
I want to call my Senators and tell them to kill this bill but I live in the state of New York. Both of my representatives love this garbage. I think it is a waste of my breath and time.

Normally, I'd agree. But after Massachusettes, trust me, even New Yorkers will listen. Do it.

89 posted on 02/22/2010 11:07:28 AM PST by Lazamataz ([ Tagline #1 Removed by Moderator])
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To: hope

No, they are NOT in control. They are a very small minority and they will fail, one way or the other.


90 posted on 02/22/2010 11:13:15 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Daus
Discrimination - There we go, the new Civil Right. And the end of the private insurance industry. Got cancer? Buy 'insurance' tomorrow.

Isn't that like buying homeowners Insurance to pay for the house that burned down last week?

91 posted on 02/22/2010 11:14:21 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: RockinRight

LOL... good analogy.


92 posted on 02/22/2010 11:15:12 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: unkus

Sooner or later, people MUST move outside their comfort zone. Letters, emails, faxes, are not going to do it. If this passes, everyone MUST refuse to cooperate, in any way, shape of form. Full rebellion mode coming up.


93 posted on 02/22/2010 11:18:13 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Bigtigermike

No matter what plan is put forth, I say THEM FIRST!!!


94 posted on 02/22/2010 11:30:17 AM PST by Lucky9teen (The cowards are very very concerned that someone might notice that they are cowards.)
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To: Sequoyah101
Until then: PhotobucketPhotobucket
95 posted on 02/22/2010 11:32:42 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Bigtigermike

Same old garbage bill, with brand new talking points.

A steaming pile of socialism.


96 posted on 02/22/2010 11:52:06 AM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: tcrlaf

Capitalism has NEVER taken from me what I didnt agree to spend ... so its a lot les PREDATORY than the command-and-control Government sector.


97 posted on 02/22/2010 11:53:48 AM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: dpetty121263
Isn't it convenient that Anthem Blue Cross proposes a 37% increase in premiums three days ago, just so Obama can slap them down, and come out with his revised plan today. I'm telling you somehow someway there was collusion between the two parties.
98 posted on 02/22/2010 11:59:00 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Bob Buchholz

“They’ve been harping on this waste,fraud and abuse thing for the last year. Why haven’t they stopped it?”

Great question. Republicans should challenge Obama to explain why he has sat on his hands for an entire year when such easy savings were readily available for the picking.


99 posted on 02/22/2010 12:32:41 PM PST by DrC
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To: RockinRight

I keep seeing, the fall 2010 vote out the rinos and dems etc, and vote out the president in 2012. I don’t think folks who say this fully grasp the seriousness or the measure of resolve of these people who are trying to take over. Elections won’t matter, the only way to get the country back is through the 2nd amenmdment, followed by a whole bunch of trials for treason.

As a Canadian, I’m scared to death of seeing the US not only catch up to us in socialism... but also about to go speeding past.

Nobody in north america can afford to let the last “free” country in the world die... after that there will be only darkness for the whole world.


100 posted on 02/22/2010 12:44:19 PM PST by Bulwyf
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