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Your Health Care Hilarity of the Day

Corwin8

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Report this Nov. 01 2009, 7:44 pm

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Your Health Care Hilarity of the DayNovember 1, 2009 at 1:54 pm ¿ Filed under Massachusetts, Health Care

You say socialized medicine, I say cluster-[bleep].

Doesn¿t matter:

Massachusetts¿ landmark 2006 health care overhaul law provided the model for the national legislation now under construction in Congress. Now state officials are working to make sure the federal proposals don¿t undermine the state¿s pioneering system - and that Massachusetts isn¿t penalized financially for being first.

Under some versions of the federal legislation, Massachusetts could face pressure to reduce the subsidies it now provides to low- and middle-income residents who get insurance under the state system, a study commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation found.

That is because the proposed federal subsidies are less generous, particularly under the bill passed by the Senate Finance Committee. If such a bill passes, Massachusetts could be forced to choose between scaling back sharply to match the federal payment levels, jockeying for a special deal from the federal government, or dipping even more deeply into state taxpayer dollars to make up the gap.

The Senate Finance Committee bill also could end the Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority¿s ability to aggressively bargain with insurers on behalf of consumers and taxpayers, turning it into a toothless agency - little more than a Yellow Pages listing of insurers. State officials say that could increase the costs of subsidized insurance significantly.

A-hahahahahaha! O-hohohohoho!! Hee-hee-hee!!!

I love it. I love it like a red, red rose, to the depth, breadth, and height my soul can reach. I compare it to a summer¿s day.

I almost wish Obama¿s socialized medicine would pass, just so I can see the trembling lower lips of all the liberal, pansy-assed weenies who live in this assholic state.

Almost.

But it would be worth the deficits, bankruptcies, and bureaucratic nightmares.

Almost.

It¿s not like our plan¿the so-called model for the nation¿is working:

Massachusetts began its landmark quest to cover all of its residents three years ago, and it has been seen as a laboratory of ideas for health efforts across the country. The subsidies the state offers to moderate-income families who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but who cannot afford insurance on their own, is a crucial piece of the puzzle. But to help offer the expensive subsidies, the state has had to resort to the bureaucratic equivalent of duct tape and baling wire, piecing together a series of complex funding schemes that combine Medicaid money, state funds, and even money from the federal stimulus.

Get that? We¿re so proud of our program, only we don¿t know how to pay for it. We¿re even using stimulus money to plug the fiscal gaps. No wonder no one¿s working!

I know it¿s my money they¿re pissing away, but I enjoy watching other people take it up various orifices. It¿s like a porn film festival, without the silicon.
Healthcare Hillarity

natenemo

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Report this Nov. 01 2009, 8:57 pm

What about his civilian security force proposal, now that's scary.

Corwin8

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Report this Nov. 03 2009, 2:38 pm

All things Obama have the potential to frighten.

:laugh:

PhantomCrunk007

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Report this Nov. 03 2009, 6:29 pm

Quote (Corwin8 @ Nov. 02 2009, 11:38 pm)
All things Obama have the potential to frighten.

:laugh:

Only to the weak minded.

Corwin8

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Report this Nov. 03 2009, 7:54 pm

Quote (PhantomCrunk007 @ Nov. 03 2009, 6:29 pm)
Quote (Corwin8 @ Nov. 02 2009, 11:38 pm)
All things Obama have the potential to frighten.

:laugh:

Only to the weak minded.

You must be terrified then.

:laugh:

Or just can't follow sarcasm. Either way is a bit frightening.

PhantomCrunk007

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Report this Nov. 04 2009, 10:00 pm

Quote (Corwin8 @ Nov. 03 2009, 4:54 am)
Quote (PhantomCrunk007 @ Nov. 03 2009, 6:29 pm)
Quote (Corwin8 @ Nov. 02 2009, 11:38 pm)
All things Obama have the potential to frighten.

:laugh:

Only to the weak minded.

You must be terrified then.

:laugh:

Or just can't follow sarcasm. Either way is a bit frightening.

No im pretty sure you were being serious, but the fact that no one else shares your fear, you try to play it off like you didn't really mean it. We all know you're afraid of death panels and internment camps.

Corwin8

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Report this Nov. 04 2009, 11:08 pm

Quote (PhantomCrunk007 @ Nov. 04 2009, 10:00 pm)
Quote (Corwin8 @ Nov. 03 2009, 4:54 am)
Quote (PhantomCrunk007 @ Nov. 03 2009, 6:29 pm)
Quote (Corwin8 @ Nov. 02 2009, 11:38 pm)
All things Obama have the potential to frighten.

:laugh:

Only to the weak minded.

You must be terrified then.

:laugh:

Or just can't follow sarcasm. Either way is a bit frightening.

No im pretty sure you were being serious, but the fact that no one else shares your fear, you try to play it off like you didn't really mean it. We all know you're afraid of death panels and internment camps.

I am fearful that people belive handing over this much control to the government and expecting them to do a better job for less money exist and are allowed to vote, but sheeple continue to vote for the free shiny stuff.

The fact that the H1N1 vaccine is being given to terrorists on gitmo and not children in this country is all the proof I need that government healthcare is as fv

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