I listened very carefully to this video from the House of Obama in which a guy says that no cuts in benefits in Medicare are going to happen.
Instead everything is going to get better.
First he mumbles that Rx drug costs are going to go down and that when the doughtnut hole is reached there will be no co-pays and preventive drugs will be free.
And he evidently doesn't know how Medicare Part D works. He says that after you have reached the doughnut hole, which is $2700, which is the sum of your copays and what the Insurance company has paid, you have to pay 100%.
Nope. Not true. You can purchase insurance that will cover part of the generic drugs you need until you reach $4350. If you have no additional insurance, at $4350 total out of pocket costs you pay 5% of the drug cost or a copay of %2.40, which ever is higher. (The 5% always is.)
Now if he doesn't know that you can bet your Grandma's training bra that he doesn't know what he is talking about in the new plan.
The second thing he claims is that more doctors, both GPs and specialists are going to be available for both rural and urban America. Now he doesn't say how that is going to be done. Outside of heavy incentives or guards or both I don't see that happening. Most people don't go to school for years and years to have a lower standard of living than the kid who took shop in high school and became a plumber.
The third thing is that since the government will know everything about you, you won't have to answer all those pesky questions when you go to new doctor, a new clinic or a new hospital. Not doing so will save all of 5 minutes, especially since most Medicare patients have a GP, a Clinic and a hospital... But even then any Doctor I want treating me is going to want to go over the drugs in the database with the patient... Just to be sure.
And of course there is the fact that the whole world will know about that nasty STD you caught down Tijuana.
At that point the video switches to an out take of Obamie's PR meeting with AARP in which he looks into the camera and swears that benefits won't be cut....
And the check's in the mail, the Beamer is paid for and he will respect us in the morning.
Yeah. Sure. No doubt.
Monday, August 10, 2009
"Public Option" healthcare plan.
10) Your annual breast exam is done at Hooters.
(9) Directions to your doctor's office include "Take a left when you enter the trailer park."
(8) The tongue depressors taste faintly of Fudgesicles.
(7) The only proctologist in the plan is "Gus" from Roto-Rooter.
(6) The only item listed under Preventive Care Coverage is "an apple a day..."
(5) Your primary care physician is wearing the pants you gave to Goodwill last month.
(4) "The patient is responsible for 200% of out-of-network charges," is not a typographical error.
(3) The only expense covered 100% is "embalming."
(2) Your Prozac comes in different colors with little M's on them.
AND THE NUMBER ONE SIGN YOU'VE JOINED A VERY CHEAP HEALTH CARE PLAN:
(1) You ask for Viagra and they give you a Popsicle stick and Duct Tape.
Hat tip to Jimmy M who gave me one that I changed.
But they say Organizing for America, which was known as Obama for America during the presidential campaign, is quietly and deliberately building a system of professional field organizers and trained volunteers that has already inspired thousands of community events and reached millions of people.
Staffers have been hired so far in 42 states, said the group's deputy director, Jeremy Bird, and he expects to have paid workers in every state in a matter of weeks.
And they will never attend a Town Hall meeting, call a Congress Critter.... and they will respect you in the morning...
Now we know why Obama wanted this:
which will lead to this:
Tony Mack, a Massachusetts volunteer for the group, said he has had no trouble in recent days recruiting people to staff phone banks, asking voters in Maine to keep the heat on Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, a moderate Republican who is undecided on the healthcare bill.
What? Organize amd pressure a Congresss Critter??? How dare they. How undemocratic.
The press just can't stay out of the tank.
Name me just one.
The network is powered by local volunteers who often have left-leaning goals. But the president, now that he is in office, has in many cases adopted a centrist approach that accommodates Republicans and business groups.
Name me just one.