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Old 06-21-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the latest cost estimates for Democrats' health care overhaul amount to a "death blow" to calls for a government-run plan.

The influential South Carolina Republican was responding to estimates this past week from the Congressional Budget Office, which tagged one plan at $1.5 trillion over 10 years and another at $1 trillion over 10 years. Though many experts anticipated a comprehensive health care overhaul would cost about $1 trillion, the CBO predicted that the latter plan would only cover 16 million uninsured -- or about one-third of those who currently lack coverage

Graham: Cost Estimates a 'Death Blow' to Calls for Public Health Care Plan - Political News - FOXNews.com (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/21/senators-spar-public-health-care-plan/ - broken link)
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the latest cost estimates for Democrats' health care overhaul amount to a "death blow" to calls for a government-run plan.

The influential South Carolina Republican was responding to estimates this past week from the Congressional Budget Office, which tagged one plan at $1.5 trillion over 10 years and another at $1 trillion over 10 years. Though many experts anticipated a comprehensive health care overhaul would cost about $1 trillion, the CBO predicted that the latter plan would only cover 16 million uninsured -- or about one-third of those who currently lack coverage

Graham: Cost Estimates a 'Death Blow' to Calls for Public Health Care Plan - Political News - FOXNews.com (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/21/senators-spar-public-health-care-plan/ - broken link)
Well why don't they just go on ahead and do this thing anyway?

I mean, it's not like they're going to ever listen to any of us.

The Fed has been tossing trillions around nellie over nancy for months now ... we're already losing support from China and are already bankrupt. So why doesn't the Fed just hail mary this into existance?

The sooner the Fed blows us off of the monitary map, the sooner we "real" Americans can move on without them ..
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Tyrants need consent of the victims. Discontent often results in piles of dead bodies, and much destruction.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, said she wasn't certain there are enough votes in the president's own party to support the proposal.

"I think there's a lot of concern in the Democratic caucus," she said.

Obama Allies Worried Health Care Plan Lacks Necessary Votes - Political News - FOXNews.com
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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It's not like a government option hasn't been tried before. Tennessee tried it and had to abandon it because it was bankrupting the state. Now Maine is trying it. It's called Dirigo Health. It was projected to insure 16000 uninsured Mainers in the first year. We're up to about 8000 after 3 years and most of those are people who had health insurance through their employment and dropped it in favor of the government run plan. The plan is paid for by a tax on the health care premiums that people pay for their private insurance. In other words the state has made it more expensive for people with insurance to hang on to it. The people with stars in their eyes over government run health care need to wake up before they ruin what works for the vast majority of Americans.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Hey Greatday, Got any sources about this other than "fox news"?
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that the latest cost estimates for Democrats' health care overhaul amount to a "death blow" to calls for a government-run plan.

The influential South Carolina Republican was responding to estimates this past week from the Congressional Budget Office, which tagged one plan at $1.5 trillion over 10 years and another at $1 trillion over 10 years. Though many experts anticipated a comprehensive health care overhaul would cost about $1 trillion, the CBO predicted that the latter plan would only cover 16 million uninsured -- or about one-third of those who currently lack coverage

Graham: Cost Estimates a 'Death Blow' to Calls for Public Health Care Plan - Political News - FOXNews.com (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/21/senators-spar-public-health-care-plan/ - broken link)
Didn't stop Bush from implementing Medicare Part D.

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Medicare Drug Benefit May Cost $1.2 Trillion
Estimate Dwarfs Bush's Original Price Tag

By Ceci Connolly and Mike Allen
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, February 9, 2005; Page A01

The White House released budget figures yesterday indicating that the new Medicare prescription drug benefit will cost more than $1.2 trillion in the coming decade, a much higher price tag than President Bush suggested when he narrowly won passage of the law in late 2003.
Medicare Drug Benefit May Cost $1.2 Trillion (washingtonpost.com)
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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^^^^^^^^^


From MSNBC:
Democrats worry health plan lacks votes - Capitol Hill- msnbc.com
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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You know the plan is over the top when Obama can't even muster enough fellow "Spendocrats"

Before a lib throws a hissy fit, it's an AP story.

Obama's own party worried health plan lacks votes - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090621/ap_on_go_co/us_health_care_overhaul - broken link)

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she wasn't certain there are enough votes in the president's own party to support the proposal
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:03 PM
 
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Didn't stop Bush from implementing Medicare Part D.
Remind me again how that plan is working out? Ooh and btw, make sure you review Obamas plan to pay for Health Care, because the plan does so at the Medicare expense, $665 BILLION if I recall in cuts...
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