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White House ratcheted its push for a quick healthcare vote
reuters ^ | 3/4/2010 | reuters

Posted on 03/04/2010 2:03:28 PM PST by mikelets456

After a White House session attended by President Barack Obama and several of the country's top health insurers, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius questioned the industry's "jaw-dropping" rate hikes.

"The meeting was really focused on what is happening with the kind of jaw-dropping rate increases that people are seeing," Sebelius said, calling on insurers to file requests for rate increases online along with financial data.

The day after Obama launched a last-ditch drive to pass a sweeping healthcare overhaul, he also met at the White House with groups of liberal and moderate Democrats from the House of Representatives to seek their support.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs predicted the House would pass healthcare reform before Obama leaves on a weeklong trip to Indonesia and Australia on March 18, and House Democratic leaders said they were on course for quick action.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obama; obamacare; scum; socialization

1 posted on 03/04/2010 2:03:28 PM PST by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

My insurance at work went down this year. I was able to afford to go back on a PPO because of the price reduction.

2 posted on 03/04/2010 2:05:22 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: mikelets456

Reuters now just reprint the Faxes from the Commie without question.
Read this crap its pure / uncut left wing propaganda

3 posted on 03/04/2010 2:05:30 PM PST by ncalburt (e)
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To: mikelets456

I hate this man!

4 posted on 03/04/2010 2:06:26 PM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: mikelets456

Indonesia, going back to his religious roots for some advice probably.

5 posted on 03/04/2010 2:07:06 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: ncalburt

PRAVDA lives!

6 posted on 03/04/2010 2:11:04 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips
I think Reuters picked a few former Pravda “reporters’ !

This is the same Obama outlet that pulled the HONEST
Report on how awful the Economy is after a phone call from the Axelrod !

7 posted on 03/04/2010 2:14:40 PM PST by ncalburt (e)
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To: mikelets456

I think Barry just wants to be able to say

” Vote for me in 2012 because I’m the only person brave enough to have pushed for healthcare ( it passes speech )


We have much work to do to pass Healthcare and you need me...

( it doesn’t make it )

It’s always about him, and this props him up ( in his mind)
either way....

8 posted on 03/04/2010 2:18:14 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: mikelets456
Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius questioned the industry's "jaw-dropping" rate hikes.

I believe I heard her mention that the industry leaders reported "obscene" profits in excess of 12 billion dollars ...

Bambi's crew pisses that much away in an afternoon.

9 posted on 03/04/2010 2:37:28 PM PST by tx_eggman
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I believe I heard her mention that the industry leaders reported "obscene" profits in excess of 12 billion dollars ...

Remember: To a Marxist, all profit is obscene!

10 posted on 03/04/2010 2:38:51 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: patriotspride

Some Democrats will wait for a special sweetheart deal from Mr. Valentine himself B.0. Obama.

11 posted on 03/04/2010 2:39:33 PM PST by FreedBird (D)
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To: mikelets456

How convienient, he’ll be out of the country after
his health care process takes a dive.

12 posted on 03/04/2010 2:42:19 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Insurers, a prime target of the Obama administration in the drive for healthcare reform, have said they must raise rates to cover skyrocketing costs as more people drop coverage amid a sour economy. Afterward, they called the meeting positive.

Plays right into Obama's talking points. How about government mandates?

13 posted on 03/04/2010 3:00:01 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Pat Caddell: Democrats are drinking kool-aid in a political Jonestown)
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To: mikelets456


Bambi doesn’t keep his buyer beware!


PLEASE ASK THEM TO REPEAL THE BIG NEW FEES in TRICARE for Life, the retired Military over 65 secondary health ins. which they passed in a DOD bill. They promised our Military these benefits, and our Military have earned them.

Sen Scott Brown’s number is 202-224-4543
Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121

Lots of local demwit phone numbers on this thread

Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military’s secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED!


New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.

Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security,

Health Care Rationing for Seniors Another Problem in New Obama Plan

Medicare tax may apply to investment income (ObamaCare tax hike)

Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform

Will healthcare reform mean cuts in Medicare for seniors?

Health Reform’s Hidden Victims Young people and seniors would pay a high price for ObamaCare.



TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:

This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollee’s cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.)

Bill Would Restrict Veterans’ Health Care Options 11/06/09
Buyer and McKeon Offer Amendments to Protect Veterans and TRICARE Beneficiaries

Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases

By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009

Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.

The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.

“President Obama and DoD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees” in fiscal 2010, Matz said. “We took them at their word, and I can’t believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward,” he added.

14 posted on 03/04/2010 5:11:47 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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