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Why do some liberals ignore facts on medicare?

This is but another example of Liberal media bias (which is an oxymoron) when it comes to ignoring the facts when supporting Obama Care’s single payer program. This one is so funny that it belongs in the record books for head-in-the-sand reporting.

Jonathan Alter, a genuine, dyed-in-the-wool liberal media elite from Newsweek (should be Newsweak) wrote: “ …Isn’t Medicare a mess? Well yes and no. The fabulously popular free health insurance program for the elderly is running out of money thanks to exploding costs. But the administration of Medicare is a miracle of low overhead and a model, despite all the fraud and abuse, of what government can do.”

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:25 PM on Aug. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Now ain’t that the most amazing thing you ever read???? Alter uses Medicare as an example of good government that Obama Care should emulate even though “..it’s running out of money” and “..despite all the fraud and abuse..”

    So much for solid journalism.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 PM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • and yet ask a republican if we should get rid of Medicare and they will tell you NO. The current health care plan is trying to put cost control measures in place to address these things. and PS, Single-Payer is off the table and has been for awhile
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:28 PM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • sweet, you just love to point fingers. hehe.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 PM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • The main cry is about the $1 trillion-plus cost over a 10-year period. Changes in insurance costs, drug costs, revamping Medicare and Medicaid could make this cost-neutral.
    Let's put things into perspective. A cost-benefit comparison into George W. Bush's adventure into Iraq could be a place to begin. It costs more than $10 million per month for this mess. It began in 2003, and we will be there at least until 2011. By then, we will have spent as much as we would on health care reform. Which will be the better value?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 PM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • sweet, you just love to point fingers. hehe.


    Only when one is pointing at me, the "lib"stick out tongue mini

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:32 PM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • sweets--and you honestly think that the "co-ops" aren't a way for the government to get their foot in the door with a public option?! I can see the shingle now..."ACORN Health Centers R Us!!!" LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:34 PM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • sweets--and you honestly think that the "co-ops" aren't a way for the government to get their foot in the door with a public option?! I can see the shingle now..."ACORN Health Centers R Us!!!" LOL :o)


    I am not for the co-ops, I am for the public option.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:35 PM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • the definition of a liberal...a person who is so open-minded that their brains fall out.
    mandielynn23

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 10:36 PM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • The cost of the Iraq War alone, since 2002 is nearly $700 billion dollars, and our world wide military expenditures exceed $2 trillion dollars annually when all related expenditures are included (VA, CIA, many hundreds of world-wide military bases, military reserve and national guard, weapon procurement and development, military pensions and disabilities, Pentagon, NSA, and untold secret expenditures).Imagine what could be achieved with just one-fourth of this amount per year. Two trillion dollars per year deducted from war related expenditures could finance universal health care and leave more than a trillion dollars for other essential purposes. Improved schools, roads, public transportation, energy research, and ongoing educational opportunities for all citizens
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 PM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • Anon, that will never happen...PNAC has gotten their wish
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:38 PM on Aug. 18, 2009

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