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@Jayhawk: the playing field has to be leveled somehow. Geriatric care has been one of the most abused areas of medicine, especially in rural areas. There should have been a watch-dog in place years ago, but that was against the desires of private insurers and the gigantic insurance lobby. There has been no accountability. Plus, Americans no longer care for their elderly. I accompany my folks to hospital and serious doctor visits; patient advocacy goes a long way.

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@Peach The elderly will still be the losers in health care. Even now so many Drs. refuse to treat them. With the mega-billions Obama robbed from the program, the fees for treatments will be even less. The elderly will be squeezed...the medical board will deny them more. The readmission issue will be just an excuse to not deny hospital care to this group. Some readmissions have to occur toward the end of life. It's all a ruse to deny care to this age group and transfer the funds to Obama Care to offer it to those who haven't paid in or very little. When Govt. get involved they always screw it up! Private sector is not a dirty term..only in Obama language!

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@Jayhawk: I understand the fear with Medicare, but the core of what you're saying is wrong. The CBO says Ryan's take on Medicare is no different than Obama's. The overhaul is supposed to protect Seniors from unscrupulous practices from both hospitals and private insurers like Medicare Advantage (set up by Bush). Hospitals will be paid less if they fail to meet benchmarks per law and/or have too many readmissions.

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Matt, there you go being a redneck again. I wouldn't care if he was green.....I'm a staunch Democrat who supports the President. Leave color out of this please....America is made up of all creeds. You're showing your ignorance again (as usual).

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@Daina- the list of actors above haven't made a decent movie in years. They are hoping the Liberal Producers will " Flip them a script" but nobody is buying tickets to see these radicals- ask SAMUEL L JACKSON! He hasnt made a movie worth watching since he threw a fit and trashed the whites in the tea party! He forgot who was paying the bills! Alicia Silverstone? What has it been- 14 years since she has been on the silver screen! Jesus! At least Pitt & Angelina have enough sense to shut up.

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YOU ARE RIGHT! That was a giveaway not a bailout- Biden is a Clown!

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Biden is saying that Obama saved the auto industry. Ha! The bulk of the stimlus money went for auto union pensions....Obama saved the UNION PENSIONS! It's now been estimated by the CBO that GM will not be paying back $55 Billion of their stimulus money loan...hmmmm thought they were doing so good? The taxpayers will be on the hook. Usa Bin Laden was killed by Obama? No! Navy Seals...3 times Obama was told they could take him. He said NO! Finally, the 4th time he gave in...why did he wait? He's not the big HERO that Joe would like us to think Obama is!

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Peach seed- I thought you went to bed! Look- cut 2 the chase ok- You are voting for him because he is black! Just come out and say it! hate rich people - you've basically already said that! If Hilliary clinton was running you wouldn't even be discussing it.

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@ Peachy WAKE UP, GIRL! We're STILL going to pay for those uninsured! They can't afford their own insurance STILL...we will continue to pay for that by this new TAX...and it'll hike 'n hike every year! You will pay for YOUR medical health care...but that of others. This is no better! Only a political shell game. As I said, denial of treatment will occur. It did in the UK...it'll happen here! The elderly already have trouble getting medical care because Medicare pays low reimbursements to medical providers....but that jerk in the White House stole $716 Billion from the elderly who paid in & paid in all those years to cover those now who haven't paid in or very little. They will suffer. Sad.

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BTW, THe Hill-Burton Act was passed in 1946.




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