What are you telling me that Medicare Advantage Plans which were introduced in 2004 or perhaps earlier are being CUT up and bended, folded and mutilated.
Actually this is true but what is even more interesting is that back in 2010 insurance companies quietly began to Gut the Medicare Advantage plans…
So while a lot of news organizations may be blaming Obama care, which does not actually exist, because there is no such thing as Obama Care, its really the Affordable Care Act.
check this out.
The Continuing Cuts To Medicare Advantage Are Due To ObamaCare
The Federal Government Has Consistently Cut Medicare Advantage Payment Rates As A Result Of ObamaCare. “The U.S. government has been cutting payment rates for Medicare Advantage as part of an overall reduction in healthcare spending required under the law and as it seeks to bring the program fees closer to the ones it pays through the Medicare fee-for-service program.” (Caroline Humer, “U.S. Health Insurers Brace For New Steep Medicare Cuts,” Reuters, 2/20/14)
So, really is it Obama Care or is it the Health Insurance companies themselves.
That is something that you should carefully consider.
We know that back in 2006 the Humana Care Gold Plan had a $100 copay for most surgeries, now its 20 percent, So, in reality who is responsible for all these problems.
The Insurance Industry…
Greed, the classic human evil, its always about the money, of course the affordable care act is a bad law, it was passed by tricks smoke and mirrors, (harry reid)
But we still need insurance reform, because our health care is really a good system at least for the most part, the thing is when can we find a way to fix this mess.
That is the question you should be asking yourself when you vote in 2014.
THE SENATE DEMOCRATS NOW BEMOANING CUTS TO MEDICARE ADVANTAGE VOTED SPECIFICALLY TO ALLOW THEM IN 2009
In 2009, As ObamaCare Was Being Debated In The Senate, Republicans Offered An Amendment To Protect Medicare Advantage From Cuts. “Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, has proposed an amendment to block the cuts, which would reduce spending on Medicare Advantage plans by about $120 billion over 10 years.” (David M. Herszenhorn, “‘Medicare Advantage’ at Issue in Senate,” The New York Times, 12/4/09)
Well I guess after a few tense encounters with Real Americans, the Vineyard must be a lot better, certainly the wine is…
There seems to be some conception that taking a vacation on the eve of what many see as the doom of the stock market is somewhat of a problem but I guess when your enjoying the cool crisp pre autum air, that really does not matter much.
Have a look at the luxurious Vineyard, never been there not sure they would even let us in there, I wonder how many people would even be allowed to get in there.
If someone were intentionally trying to destroy the credit rating of the US government, then would that not be an act of treason?
Would it not be a severe issue that needed to be solved?
The US credit rating could be downgraded on Monday or later in the week amid speculation that Washington does not know what it is doing, and should that not be the case? If anyone even a country keeps borrowing money without paying it back and then later printing money and not paying the money back, and later lowering interests and not paying the money back eventually the end result is financial ruin.
Any economist will tell you that this is the truth yet, for some unknown reason Washington does not or refuses to know this truth, and what can we expect if this is the way that they intend to do business?
The only way out of this mess, is two things.
Flat tax,ballanced budget, equals, another four years, for the democrats, if they keep on doing what they are doing now then the republicians wil win and the democrats will be run out of town on a rail.
So here is the deal, if we raise the debt limit, (print more money) then our credit rating will go down.
If we dont raise the debt limit our credit goes down.
If we lower our costs and set a flat tax our credit rating goes up.
It really is just that simple.
Most Americans understand this and most economists also understand this so why does the white house not understand this?
Received in an email, from Michele Bachmann
As the debate over the debt ceiling gains heat and President Obama stands firmly atop his bully pulpit, his stubborn insistence on drowning our nation in debt has caught the attention of the American people.
A new Gallup poll released this week shows him losing by eight points to a Republican, a larger margin than ever before.
With only one out of five supporting raising the debt ceiling, the American people know what should be common-sense to Congress and the President–when you’re in a hole, the first step to getting out is to stop digging.
To the majority of Americans that do not support it, raising the debt ceiling means much more than just continuing to dig.
It means placing trillions more in unfunded liabilities on the shoulders of future generations. It means abandoning the very principles that we in Congress were elected to represent.
In my three terms in Congress, I have never voted to raise the debt ceiling, and I will certainly not start now.
Yesterday, at a press conference, President Obama ignored these vital points, stating that we only need “minor adjustments” to fix our economy. At a time of trillion-and-a-half-dollar annual deficits and 9.2 percent unemployment, he could not be more out of touch.
Constitutional conservatives know that, in order for our nation to truly prosper, we need systemic reform–not band-aids. This reflects a core difference of philosophy that will be at the forefront of the 2012 elections.
The consistency and dedication that our movement has shown to stopping the hemmoraging of our future reflects the stakes that face our nation in 2012. The Obama machine will spend record dollars to overcome the opposition of the American people to his policies and win re-election, and we must work harder than ever to ensure that our constitutional conservative values are victorious. In this challenge, I couldn’t be more grateful that you are with me. Michele Bachmann
Liberal Bias is it reporting or is it political nonsense.
Update, again today, on Tue the 26th allegedly Bill Hemmer, showed his true colors by not challenging an obviously flawed commentary made by an alleged spin consultant, but what is the aim of Bill Hemmer, is he really as liberal as he seems to be? Who knows for sure, because sometimes it seems as if fox news is run by alleged idiots.
Could be, this morning on national TV, he had a man who allegedly lied, and not by just a little this man lied by a hundred yards or more, yet, Bill let it ride, he did not challenge the mans alleged lie at all?
What kind of reporting is that anyway?
Fair and Balanced?
The topic was about the Budget deal, facts were not represented, facts that should have been discussed were not, what they did discuss was based on conjecture, bias and skull skullduggery, yes, Bill did nothing there was no fair and balanced discussion on this topic at all, so the question comes up is this news?
Is this a news company or a tabloid?
Certainly you have seen and heard in the news about the most recent scandals concerning the parent company of Fox news, when you see these types of things come up you have to wonder what is going on, who is running this company?
Because in the past there was real discussion and not just one side of a poorly thought out interview.
Plainly there is a problem in Fox news and it is hoped that someone in that organization can find a method of developing the right kind of answer, simply because one side of a discussion is not news, certainly not when the company in question claims to be fair and balanced.
So what exactly was wrong with this discussion and the alleged bias presented by the “former” CBO official on Fox news?
Simple, he stated, that the plan presented by the Republicans has no real cuts, so no real savings could be obtained, however he failed to compare apples with apples, because the liberal point of view claims that they can save money through reducing fraud, a great thing my fiends for sure, but apparently only liberals can claim to be able to reduce fraud because no mention was made to this fact, that if fraud can be uncovered by democrats, then certainly it can be uncovered by Republicans, so again, fox news did it self no favor, Bill hemmer, stared at the TV camera, and made no method of argument against this flawed view point.
It is amazing that anyone would even believe this kind of trash presented on TV…
So, the prescription drug benefit, is a problem for our budget, but we have no problem with spending millions of dollars, for Art, work that is not really ART, we have no problems spending money for protecting Rats, in a Swamp, (allegedly) in Nancy Ps, district. We have no problem in Billions in government waste and fraud.
Yet, the only thing the liberals have to talk about is to try and scare seniors?
That is your entire deal?
I was really surprised that bill hemmer made no effort to do anything to question all this questionable material, it was a surprise, because the guy looks smart enough but is he really, where did Bill hemmer come from anyway?
CNN, ops, yes, perhaps Bill is not as fair and balanced as he should be and perhaps bill hemmer should consider that the next time he allows a man to allegedly come on national TV and lie it is not a good thing…
to veto a bill that might put Americans back to work, but is that really true?
It seems like we have a problem and that for some reason the liberals are not working with anyone, how could that be?
Received in an email…
With time running out on the debt ceiling deadline, leaders in Congress are moving closer to the framework of a deal that would cut spending by trillions of dollars without raising taxes. While it has yet to be proven that the cuts are real and substantive, rather than just gimmicks, this is the kind of deal that could put this country on track to balance the budget and restore confidence in the markets.
There are even reports that Boehner, McConnell and Reid took a deal to the President, who flatly said he would veto it because it did not raise taxes.
Even the despicable (allegedly) Harry Reid has given up on these dangerous games, but Barack Obama is attempting to further damage the economy by raising taxes in an attempt to force Conservatives to say uncle, but is there a chance that we could raise more revenue by having a fair tax, or a flat tax?
We won’t stand for this! Please, help us tell Barack Obama that we cannot afford to raise taxes during a struggling economy! You can support our fight to shrink the size of government and restore fiscal sanity by making a donation –HERE–
Bryan Shroyer Executive Director, Western Representation PAC
When the people cannot prove a case should they not work for proper punishment?
Most people think that Casee Anthony is Guilty, some think that she should be beaten and put to death.
Still others suggest that she should be given mental health treatments, perhaps even going so far as to say that she should never be allowed to have a child again?
Wait, are you serious, do some people living in Florida think that this girl should be sterilized so this never happens again?
When the media portrays a situation which might have been an accident as if the girl is a monster, to get advertisers for their new stations, is that not a conflict of interest in news reporting?
What is the real issue here, a small beautiful child lost her life, due to her mothers alleged stupidity and or willful neglect, is that actual or is that just the state of Florida, doing every thing they can to make sure that someone “anyone” is held responsible, that someone pays, and is held to an impossible standard, you have to wonder, because you look at a forensic, scientist, (if you can really call them that at all) and if all they have is one or two hairs, that may have come from the child, but they may or may not have been alive, or dead, wait, are you confused yet?
You should be because what we are seeing here is a media circus, and perhaps we are seeing a miscarriage of justice, what if, for a moment, what if, the media were not involved in this case at all.
What if there were no TV cameras, allowed…
Stupid is as stupid does…
What if, the state of Florida had to actually prove its allegations, beyond a reasonable doubt…
Think about that for a moment, how often do we allow what should have been private conversations between parent and child to be broadcast on the evening news…
Makes you wonder about the state of the justice system in the Great state of Florida.
I can tell you one thing, this case was badly handled, (allegedly) from the start.
There continue to be an absence of relevant information presented at this trial, or so it would seem, because all we are seeing of it is this admittedly very thin evidence, (if you can even call it that) there is very little evidence tying this girl to a dead body having been in the truck of back of a vehicle.
One thing that I find incredible here is that we have a girl that is obviously not the brightest tool in the shed, here and the best that the State of Florida can present to attempt and tie this girl to the death of this child is very (allegedly) weak testimony from some science geek that cannot really as a matter of fact produce one piece of evidence that 100 percent ties this girl to a crime.
Is she stupid, you bet, not doubt about it…
Does she need mental help, again you bet, your beef cakes.
Was she smart enough to hide all the evidence so that it was never discovered, until all the evidence was gone, this I believe is an easy No, this girl was not that smart.
It would seem that if this girl was half as smart as the State of Florida would have you think that she is, we would not be listening to some geek sitting in a chair with very little “real” evidence that any crime was committed at all.
In a statement given allegedly by a third party, the use of the word advised, is used on several occasions, this apparently and allegedly was in some reports from the orange county sheriff, but do real people talk like that at all?
Or do LAW ENFORCEMENT, individuals talk like this?
Do Law Enforcement officers, make statements, like subject advised me that, or this person advised me of this fact, this is just not accurate, real people in real life do not talk like this at all.
Why is it that the media feels like they can make fun of the religious beliefs of Millions of people all over the world?
We do understand that the gentleman was an elderly man who likely was not able to accurately speak for himself however we know that this was true, did the media not know it as well or are they not as smart as they think they are?
Over the last few days you may have seen a misguided elderly man who is 89 years old and has already in the past made a failed prediction that the rapture would take place in the past, he was wrong, yet the media made a big deal out of this and caused a lot of consternation.
I wonder if it had been any other religion would they have been so quick to make fun of an old many who allegedly is senile…
Ask yourself why the media did this and to what end they engaged in this behavior?
Warning this video may be offensive to some people…
do not watch if you are easily offended or are senile.
Well in case you have not been watching the news today and several hundred billboards and posters all over the place, then you know that a prediction made by a 89 year old elderly man who you could easily say allegedly was a little senile, but the real story here is not the end of days or the rapture, but it is how the media makes a big deal out of one elderly dementia patient, (allegedly) and then proceeds to generalize the statements and predictions made by this man as if all Christians were a part of this belief systems.
The Media are Liars right, sure and that is not allegedly that is a fact.
The problem here is the double standard here that exists in the media, if there were about some other religions beliefs then this story would not have even received a moments notice, and you have to ask why is that?
The answer is simple if someone made fun of other religions, it would be that they were not tolerant.
If someone made snide remarks about another religions common beliefs they would be seen as hate speech.
But when it comes to Christians, apparently it is ok to make fun of them and to make remarks, but in the end, not matter what you believe, know this, it is just one man, this man does not represent the Christian movement at all, yet the media has done nothing to separate that fact from all the fiction that has been spewed all over the TV and the Internet.
It really makes no sense at all that the media would participate in this kind of gross negligence, (allegedly)
Warning this video is disturbing and might be offensive to some people, view at your own risk.