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Originally posted by grover
I did not know that...and I am on a limited set income. Medicare part B is bad enough out of what i live on.
Without a public option to hang their gonads over the fire with there will be no real or meaningful change.
Originally posted by KissMyBass
reply to post by kardenal
I don't have health insurance and I don't support the public option. I don't see a good reason to turn the country even more socialistic just because I don't have health insurance. As JFK said "Ask not what your country can do for you, rather ask what you can do for your country."
I am not so selfish as to put my families needs above the good of the nation that I live in.
EXCHANGE OF INTERESTS
In public, Obama often rails against special interests, accusing them of trying to jeopardize health care reform.
In fact, it is evident that he has been adopting a strategy of "exchanging interests" to make many interest groups jump on his bandwagon.
U.S. drug companies, the first interest group to reach an agreement with the Obama administration, agreed to give the administration 80 billion U.S. dollars to cover some costs of the health care reform.
The U.S. Hospital Association, which represents the interests of major hospitals around the country, followed suit by offering to pay 155 billion U.S. dollars for Obama's health care reform.
In exchange, the Obama administration promised the two groups that it would reject any attempt from Congress to seek further reductions in federal payments to drug makers and hospitals under the government-run Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The American Medical Association, an interest group of doctors, offered their support for the reform on the condition that Obama would make sure payments made to them under the Medicare program wouldn't be cut by a big margin.
The American Nurses Association secured a similar deal.
As a result, insurance firms are virtually the only key interest group still firmly opposed to the reform.
But Obama has plans for reaching out to that group.
The president recently changed his mind and agreed to require individual Americans to buy health insurance. He had opposed the individual mandate during last year's presidential elections.
The new approach, which requires some 45 million Americans currently without health insurance to purchase insurance plans, would open up a new market for insurers.
Originally posted by marg6043
Yes that part of the bill is death for now, but not the Medicare and Medicaid you still be paying for that regardless of qualifications, just like SS is for life.
Now what you are going to get now is mandatory health care coverage want it, need it or not, fail to do it? you will get penalized.
Originally posted by Eurisko2012
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
You have GOT to be kidding...
How many people did they poll? 10? And where were these people? Washington, DC? Who did the poll? ABC?????!!@!!!
Sorry, to answer your question - I've seriously not heard any change of heart around my area. Seriously and honestly, I swear.
Edit to add: You've given me something to research... how the poll was taken.
[edit on 19/10/2009 by Iamonlyhuman]
Here is the truth.
Rasmussen Reports - ObamaCare Poll
54% Disapprove !!!
ABC stacked their poll. Gee, i'm shocked.
So much for that "clear majority" ABC was trying to sell us.
[edit on 19-10-2009 by Eurisko2012]
[edit on 19-10-2009 by Eurisko2012]