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petegz28
03-19-2010, 06:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional budget scorekeepers say a Medicare fix that Democrats included in earlier versions of their health care bill would push it into the red.

The Congressional Budget Office said Friday that rolling back a programmed cut in Medicare fees to doctors would cost $208 billion over 10 years. If added back to the health care overhaul bill, it would wipe out all the deficit reduction, leaving the legislation $59 billion in the red.

The so-called doc fix was part of the original House bill. Because of its high cost, Democrats decided to pursue it separately. Republicans say the cost should not be ignored. Congress has usually waived the cuts to doctors year by year


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Medicare-fix-would-push-apf-2700343586.html?x=0&.v=2

petegz28
03-19-2010, 06:37 PM
See, Orange, this is why yesterday's release was labled "preliminary" pedning a review of the earlier House bill.

orange
03-19-2010, 06:46 PM
See, Orange, this is why yesterday's release was labled "preliminary" pedning a review of the earlier House bill.

Uh, no. The "Doc fix" is NOT part of the bill.

It will come up later and be considered SEPARATELY. Where it may pass OR NOT. Either way, it won't matter to the CURRENT legislation.

petegz28
03-19-2010, 06:50 PM
Uh, no. The "Doc fix" is NOT part of the bill.

It will come up later and be considered SEPARATELY. Where it may pass OR NOT. Either way, it won't matter to the CURRENT legislation.

Fuck, I should have just replied for you. I knew your ignorant ass would say that.

Keep playing your shell game, tool. No one is falling fot it but the willfull idiots serving the 5th column

petegz28
03-19-2010, 07:28 PM
Bottom line is they are going to try and pass the current bill without the doctor fix and then come right behind and pass another bill with the doc fix. Thus putting the overall health care bill in the red. It's a shell game. Fuzzy math. A sham.