To buy Mary Landreau's vote the Democrats plunked down $300,000,000 of your money.
Flordia was given an exemption on the Advantage portion no doubt to buy the Senior Vote there by exempting all seniors who were already on medicare to keep their Advantage Coverage. Only new enrollees, after the bill passes, will be subject to the cuts to the advantage program, which includes all of those Baby Boomers who will be entering the system.
The Democratic liberals will fight to put back in the Abortion language, while the Conservatives on both sides will fight to keep it out.
The Democratic liberals want the public option forefront, while the Conservatives on both sides want to kick it to the curb.
If the cuts in medicare are implemented, the states will be responsible anywhere from 10-20% of the costs they will have to bear.
This is clearly NOT a reform bill, but it does have a smattering of reform, completely overwhelmed by a huge
redistribution of coverage, to be paid for by Senior Citizens, Small Businesses and the productive portion of our economy, the Taxpayer at large.
When are we going to stop this nonsense? There has to be a better way!