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Most of the points you have tried to make have either been refuted by Administration officials from time to time, are in conflict with interpretations of what is in the proposed House bill, are based totally on blind faith and no factual substance and/or merely parrot the rhetoric of extreme leftist part line. So no, you have not burst my bubble, but as you will see starting next week when Obama starts showing signs of abandoning his long-stated dream of a single-payer system (as has been recoded in video since 2003) that your bubble never had much substance to it from the beginning.
cat2009, we the people are not as stupid as the extreme left has mistakenly assumed.
Mitch, I never parrot anybody's line. I always take the time to go to the original source--in this case H.R. 3200--and research every point I make. When I tell you that there will be no benefit cuts to Medicare, it's because I've read the bill and I know where the cuts will be made. I know specifically how they will achieve savings on Medicare Advantage (not by eliminating it, as some claim, but by eliminating no-bid contracts which have resulted in Medicare's paying twice as much for individual Advantage patients as anyone else.) I know that they will be expanding Medicare benefits because I have read those passages. I know that additonal benefits include closing the doughnut hole, eliminating co-pays for check-ups, and providing mental health benefits.
The administration has not refuted any of my points, as you claim, nor do I parrot their points. I never base anything on blind faith, but you seem to be running on some sort of autopilot. Why don't you at least read the bill? I keep inviting you to do so, and instead of answering this challenge you always dance around it and claim that I must be a leftist parrot because I am correcting your misinterpretations. Go online, read the bill, and quote specific passages in context that you think support your claims. Do a little work.
I find it unfortunate that a 62 year-old unemployed man who has had a heart attack and a terrible experience with private insurance could be up here supporting the current system. I'm sorry but I do not find your story inspirational.