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Old 06-13-2008, 05:51 AM
 
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URGENT FROM AARP - Medicare Vote Today


Medicare Vote Today

the Baucus-Snowe bill that keeps Medicare fair!
Call 1-800-480-4354 NOW
(See below for talking points)
Dear

I need your help.

In the next 24 hours, the U.S. Senate will vote on legislation that will be able to keep doctors in the Medicare program with only a very modest increase in Medicare premiums.

Itís critical that our Senators hear the real voice of Medicare, and thatís why weíre emailing you.

Please call your Senators at 1-800-480-4354, and tell them to vote for S. 3101, the Baucus-Snowe bill that protects older Americans from large hikes in patient premiums.

Your call today can mean the difference in what could be a close vote. If we donít act together, the weight of skyrocketing health care costs is in danger of being passed on to you or anyone you know who is on Medicare. The Baucus-Snowe bill will ensure that Medicare premiums are not unduly passed onto you.

Calling your Senators wonít take more than five minutes and is a powerful way to get your message across. Hereís what you should expect:

1. A staff member from your Senatorís office will answer your call and ask for your name and state of residence.

2. Then, you will most likely be asked to leave a message for the Senator or their staff person working on Medicare. Some talking points for your call:

I am very concerned that Congress may increase Medicare premiums even higher to cover rising health care costs.
Please, do everything in your power to find a better way to deal with rising healthcare costs. Vote yes on S.3101, the Baucus-Snowe bill.
Please donít delay. Your call will make a difference. This issue is moving fast and time is short. Make your voice heard today and let your Senators know that older Americans should not be left behind.

Call your Senators at 1-800-480-4354 to stop skyrocketing health care costs from being passed on Ė yet again Ė to Medicare recipients.

Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Barry Jackson
AARP Online Advocacy Manager
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:39 AM
 
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Who do you want to pass on the bill to. Face it medicare is in big problems ;in fact much worse than social security.It has to be funded and it is not fair to pass on the cost to the young as we have evrything else.
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Old 06-14-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: WA
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I have a real problem with this post from an AARP rep advocating a position with inadequate explanation of the bill and the alternative bill.

It seems that if you are going to use this forum to push an agenda you owe it to the membership present the full issue, that there are two bills being proposed and quite a bit of disagreement about how to fund the changes.

No bill was passed.
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Republicans don't want Medicare, they are suing to end it
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Old 10-10-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Republicans don't want Medicare, they are suing to end it
Source, please. Like Social Security, Medicare can be a "third rail" of politics and I doubt the Reeps want to risk tackling it.
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Conservative in Liberal California
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Republicans don't want Medicare, they are suing to end it
Where did you get this information?
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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Well what it looks like is Baucus has decided to use billons in medicare cuts to fund his healthcare bill. But few really thnik it going to happen as its just to show cuts so the bill scores.Afterall there has never been a program passed with savings that actually came true.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Who do you want to pass on the bill to. Face it medicare is in big problems ;in fact much worse than social security.It has to be funded and it is not fair to pass on the cost to the young as we have evrything else.

thank you. you are a voice of reason.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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Anything that has Baucus' filthy thumb-prints on it should be rejected out of hand.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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I ahve to grin when I hear epople talikng aboutt eh cureent heathcare debate. It would insure anyone until 2013. I that time the healthcare industry will adjust and the employer will adjust to lower their cost. Employers by autoimating more;using less employees so as not to have to cover them;then increasing cost for those they do.The plan as of how will cut 500 million in medicare ;so called savings but its less service really.Tax any plan that cost over so much a year which will include amny employers plans. Remmenber they first tried to tax employer provided benefits as income. Even those that are on welfare will pay higher prices as employers rasie the cost of goods and government taxes them more just as they do in euroipe.Pelosi is already talking Value added Tax which will bring anything other than necessities much higher just like europe.Nothing is free.
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