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Obama's Medicare Claim Contradicted by CBO

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gJK9ly3ovzfflxGjV-dxk2sLILKgD9ASKCQG2

    Budget chief contradicts Obama on Medicare costs

    By ERICA WERNER (AP) – 15 hours ago

    WASHINGTON — Congress' chief budget officer is contradicting President Barack Obama's oft-stated claim that seniors wouldn't see their Medicare benefits cut under a health care overhaul.

    The head of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Elmendorf, told senators Tuesday that seniors in Medicare's managed care plans would see reduced benefits under a bill in the Finance Committee.
     
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    donnA New Member

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    In the past when it has even been suggested by anyone, president or senate, whever, that medicare might have to be cut, or even messed with theres been a hugh outcry, wheres this outcry now? Why aren't those saem dems complaining now that obama wants to cut medical care for seniors?
     
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    alatide New Member

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    What are "Medicare Advantage plans?" What benefits do they provide? How efficient are they?
     
  4. targus

    targus New Member

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    You're on the internet - why don't you just look it up?

    Why do you always look for someone else to do your work?
     
  5. alatide

    alatide New Member

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    I am not making the argument.
     
  6. targus

    targus New Member

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    In that case then perhaps you should direct your questions to the CBO.
     
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