Health Care Reform and the Republican Lie Machine

October 24, 2010


6 Responses to “Health Care Reform and the Republican Lie Machine”

  1. George Jenkins LUTCF on November 1st, 2010 12:49 pm

    Lies Obama and Palosi told while trying to Get the Obama Care passed!
    1. This will not raise the cost to our budget.
    2. You can keep the coverage you have.
    3. You can keep the Doctor you now have.
    4. No one will lose their coverage due to high group health rates.
    5. Certain groups will get their health for FREE.
    6. We have to pass the bill so we will know whats in it!
    7. Everyone of the 3 million uninsured will by the coverage.
    8. Illigal aliens will not figure out how to “Game” the system!
    9. The states will not have to pick up the additional matching cost of Medicaid

    This is why you are a Radio Announcer rather than a insurance broker who can really know what is going on with the takeover of our National health care system.

  2. jenny on November 2nd, 2010 11:27 pm

    why there are so many deseases? it’s terrible.

  3. moviemaker on November 2nd, 2010 11:30 pm

    Why can we prevent these terrible deseases?

  4. Randall Pearson on November 16th, 2010 9:36 am

    Mr. Trupiano, your article is representative of one of the biggest problems we face in our society. On both sides of the issue too many people in your position are either misinformed or not familiar with the legislation.

    Massachusetts has already implemented Health Care Reform and their spending on health care has increased from approximately 16% of their state budget to over 30% of their state budget. People like you should be careful for what they wish.

    Without a serious mandate requiring eligibles to purchase coverage many people will buy it only when they need it. This will drive up costs for the rest of us who always buy health coverage.

    Our esteemed federal government has estimated this legislation to cost over $900 billion but will save over $100 billion. A large portion of this projected “savings” comes from significant Medicare cuts including a 20+% cut in Medicare reimbursements to providers. This will be detrimental to our system as there is a trend where providers are dropping Medicare due to the low reimbursement levels. A Mayo Clinic in Arizona reportedly (WSJ, Medicare and the Mayo Clinic, 1/8/2010) stopped accepting Medicare patients under a pilot program that could extend to Minnesota and Florida.

    No one can categorically state that Health Care Reform WILL NOT or WILL drive up costs but legislation in and of itself almost always drives up cost.

    Unless an UNLIMITED budget is established a government panel somewhere will have to limit services. It takes only a low level understanding of budgeting to understand this principal.

    If Medicaid enrollment increases so will the funds individual states spend increase.

    It would benefit your readers and you to spend some time reviewing HCR.

  5. dan chambers on November 17th, 2010 5:04 pm

    MSNBC is the only reporting of Republician LIES on Television. Radio only one station our community funded . The news we do hear from other stations is controlled,just like communist countries. Well Republicans are Traitors and I will expose these Traitors.

  6. s4dly on February 4th, 2011 3:37 pm

    George Jenkins & Randall Pearson: The US is the only developed nation that hasn’t figured healthcare out yet. The numbers are clear: our government spends more per capita than any other developed nation, and yet it covers fewer people. Even worse, the majority of bankruptcies in our nation are due to healthcare costs.

    If you would put your stupid socialism vs capitalism discussion aside for a minute (or better yet, permanently, as it is a totally pointless and stupid discussion) you’d see the obvious truth: Our system is designed to deliver profit to health insurance companies.

    Oh I know what you’re thinking. Our poor health insurers have very slim profit margins! How convenient that all salaries, bonuses, and company parties are considered “operating costs”.

    The fact is that while in most of the developed world most of the money that comes from patients goes to doctors & nurses, here in the US an enormous portion of the money goes to compensation and perks for middlemen.

    And yet you continue to defend the status quo. Like most “conservatives” your solution to our problems is to go back in time to when suffering and poverty was everywhere and environmental destruction was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, that perspective becomes less and less popular with each passing day.

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