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    Anyone can see this as he once again does what is politically expedient for the next election.

    Medicare Advantage is an insurance program for those that buy into it. Why is the government subsidizing an insurance program? Why are they dipping into the Medicare Fund to pay for it? An insurance company is supposed to make their own money.

    More exemptions...imagine that. Anybody left out there really think this guy is a leader...REALLY?


    The health care law itself tried to soften the impact of Medicare Advantage cuts by providing quality bonuses for highly-rated plans that received four or five stars in a government grading system.

    Then, in a policy shift quietly completed this month, HHS decided to grade on the curve. Average-quality plans garnering just three or three-and-a-half stars would also get bonuses, although at a lower percentage than top-tier plans.

    The HHS decision means four out of five Medicare Advantage enrollees are in plans now eligible for a bonus. Under the tougher approach Congress took in the health care law, only one in four would have been in plans getting the extra payments.

    HHS' nearly $7-billion bonus program is temporary. In 2015, the cuts called for in the health care law will kick in again
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    Obama administration eases pain of Medicare cuts - Yahoo! News[/QUOTE]

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    Would ppl be so quite & docile if it was bush that was doing it??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Cosby
    Would ppl be so quite & docile if it was bush that was doing it??
    Yeah...don't you get sick of that crap? We are stuck with a two-party system and they are both corrupt. But it's only corrupt if it's the other side.

    No improvements will ever be made to anything with that kind of lazy ass thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocealdia
    Anyone can see this as he once again does what is politically expedient for the next election.

    Medicare Advantage is an insurance program for those that buy into it. Why is the government subsidizing an insurance program? Why are they dipping into the Medicare Fund to pay for it? An insurance company is supposed to make their own money.

    More exemptions...imagine that. Anybody left out there really think this guy is a leader...REALLY?


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    Obama administration eases pain of Medicare cuts - Yahoo! News
    Do you know what Medicare Advantage is?

    Do you know who's responsible for this program?

    Do you understand that it was never funded in the first place?


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    So, now if you approve of something a politician is doing because it will add to the quality of your life, he's "buying" you?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by tristanrobin
    So, now if you approve of something a politician is doing because it will add to the quality of your life, he's "buying" you?!
    I can't think of anything more that need be said than what you just said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tristanrobin
    So, now if you approve of something a politician is doing because it will add to the quality of your life, he's "buying" you?!
    You have clearly missed the point, and this:

    HHS' nearly $7-billion bonus program is temporary. In 2015, the cuts called for in the health care law will kick in again
    Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MintJulep
    You have clearly missed the point, and this:
    By 2015 they'll have had 4 years to figure out a better method of doing this, or they may have gained additional funds from reducing waste.

    Point is, supporting Medicare is not "buying votes."
    "The two parties have combined against us to nullify our power by a ‘gentleman's agreement' of non-recognition, no matter how we vote ... May God write us down as asses if ever again we are found putting our trust in either the Republican or the Democratic Parties." -- W.E.B. DuBois (1922)

    "No people can be both ignorant and free. If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed." -- Thomas Jefferson (1816)

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