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easyrider123
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Date Posted:31-07-2018 09:15:31Copy HTML

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Koch-Funded Hit Piece Backfires: Shows Medicare for All Would Save 'Whopping $2 Trillion' Over Ten Years While Covering Everybody

"If every major country on Earth can guarantee healthcare to all, and achieve better health outcomes, while spending substantially less per capita than we do, it is absurd for anyone to suggest that the United States cannot do the same."

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a health care rally at the 2017 Convention of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a health care rally at the 2017 Convention of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

If the billionaire Koch brothers really want to undermine the economic case for Medicare for All, they have a funny way of showing it.

Judging by the headlines alone, it would appear that the newly published study projecting that Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) widely popular Medicare for All plan would cost $32.6 trillion over the next decade was conducted by an official, neutral body seeking the facts, not pushing an agenda.

"Even if you take the report's headline figures at face value, the picture it paints is that of an enormous bargain. We get to insure every single person in the country...and save everyone from the hell of constantly changing health insurance all while saving money." 
—Matt Bruenig, People's Policy Project
Read a bit further, though, and you'll discover that the analysis—released Monday morning—was produced by the George Mason University-based Mercatus Center, which has received millions of dollars in funding from the right-wing billionaires Charles and David Koch, who have previously expressed support for abolishing Medicare and Medicaid entirely.

"This grossly misleading and biased report is the Koch brothers' response to the growing support in our country for a 'Medicare for All' program," Sanders said in response to the study, which was penned by Charles Blahous, who previously worked as a senior economic adviser to former President George W. Bush.

But as Matt Bruenig of the People's Policy Project notes—though absent or buried in much of the initial reportingeven the Koch brothers' numbers, which Sanders says are vastly inflated, demonstrate that the "U.S. could insure 30 million more Americans and virtually eliminate out-of-pocket healthcare expenses" while saving "a whopping $2 trillion" in the process.*

"At first glance, it is strange that the Mercatus center...would publish a report this positive about Medicare for All," writes Bruenig.

"The claim that 'even the Koch organizations say it will save money while covering everyone' provides a useful bit of rhetoric for proponents of the policy," he adds. "But the real game here for Mercatus is to bury the money-saving finding in the report's tables while headlining the incomprehensibly large $32.6 trillion number in order to trick dim reporters into splashing that number everywhere and freaking out."

This "strategy," Bruenig notes, was quite successful.

While most outlets don't even mention the buried cost-saving conclusion of the Mercatus report, Axios—whose headline reads "Bernie's 'Medicare for All' predicted to cost nearly $33 trillion"—includes this line at the very bottom of its piece, in the "worth noting" section: "All told, 'Medicare for All' would actually slightly reduce the total amount we pay for health care."

"Even if you take the report's headline figures at face value, the picture it paints is that of an enormous bargain," Bruenig concludes. "We get to insure every single person in the country, virtually eliminate cost-sharing, and save everyone from the hell of constantly changing health insurance all while saving money. You would have to be a fool to pass that offer up."

In 2016, the United States spent $3.4 trillion on healthcare; projected over ten years—and assuming costs don't rise, as they're expected to—that's $34 trillion. By 2025, the current for-profit healthcare system is expected to cost a staggering $5.5 trillion per year.

Additionally, America spends far more on healthcare per capita than other industrialized nations—most of which have some form of government-funded universal healthcare—and achieves worse outcomes.

These soaring costs are a major reason most Americans—and even a growing number of Republicans—now support a Medicare for All-type system, according to recent surveys.

As Common Dreams reported, Medicare for All is also gaining steam on Capitol Hill, with more than 70 House Democrats joining the newly formed Medicare for All Caucus, which will devote significant energy and resources to studying what it would take to implement a single-payer system in the U.S. and guarantee healthcare to all Americans as a right.

As Sanders said Monday in response to the Mercatus study, "If every major country on Earth can guarantee healthcare to all, and achieve better health outcomes, while spending substantially less per capita than we do, it is absurd for anyone to suggest that the United States cannot do the same."

*CorrectionThis post, based largely on the analysis of Matt Bruenig at the People's Policy Project, initially stated that savings from Medicare for All would be $303 billion over ten years. Bruenig subsequently changed this number due to a miscalculation. The correct number is actually $2 trillion.


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easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #1
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Date Posted:31-07-2018 09:22:55Copy HTML

Stupid, greedy, inconsiderate fucks................
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Date Posted:31-07-2018 09:29:44Copy HTML

Being away for a few days hasn't improved your temper, LOL!



STUDY: ‘Medicare For All’ Would Cost $32.6 Trillion Over Ten Years


The single-payer health care system advocated by Sen. Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.) under the tagline “Medicare for all” would cost the federal government $32.6 trillion over the next decade, according to study released Monday by George Mason’s Mercatus Center, a libertarian-leaning policy center.

Extending Medicare benefits to the entire population would require a massive tax increase as the government assumes the entirety of the health care costs currently born by individuals, according to the study, which aligned precisely with a similar analysis performed by the Urban Institute.

The single-payer plan would reduce preion and administration costs by streamlining operations, but those savings would be far outpaced by the cost of covering some 30 million uninsured Americans and eliminating copays and deductibles for all consumers.

In fact, the government could double all corporate and individual income taxes and it would still lack requisite revenue to fund the program, the study found.

“Enacting something like ‘Medicare for all’ would be a transformative change in the size of the federal government,” said Charles Blahous, the study’s author.

Sanders, who has long advocated a universal health care system wherein consumers pay no deductibles or copays, impugned the study’s credibility, citing the funding the Mercatus Center receives from the Koch Brothers.

“If every major country on earth can guarantee health care to all, and achieve better health outcomes, while spending substantially less per capita than we do, it is absurd for anyone to suggest that the United States cannot do the same,” Sanders said in a statement. “This grossly misleading and biased report is the Koch brothers response to the growing support in our country for a ‘Medicare for all’ program.”

Though Sanders office has not performed a cost analysts on the plan he has championed, they discovered an error in the initial Mercatus Center analysis which, after it was corrected, shaved $3 trillion off of the ten year cost estimate.

The self-described Democratic socialist has been joined in recent years by a growing number of rank-and-file Democrats in advocating for single payer healthcare. The idea has also taken hold as something a litmus test for Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls such as Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California.

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/study-medicare-for-all-would-cost-32-6-trillion-over-ten-years/

Try to remember the kind of September when men weren't girls and girls weren't fellas..................
Aprildaze Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #3
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Re:THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

Date Posted:31-07-2018 09:49:36Copy HTML



Who shouldn't have medicare?



If you permit yourself to become too open-minded, your brains could fall out.
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Date Posted:31-07-2018 10:26:45Copy HTML

Exactly the desciption of Democratic Socialists. And any other socialist such as fascist and communist.

easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #5
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Re:THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

Date Posted:06-08-2018 12:02:05Copy HTML

Some more truth in reality........................pay attention


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easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #6
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Date Posted:06-08-2018 02:42:26Copy HTML

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easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #7
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Date Posted:19-09-2018 12:43:12Copy HTML

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wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #8
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Date Posted:19-09-2018 12:55:35Copy HTML

Some more truth in reality........................pay attention



No TRUTH from her at all, she has NO specifics, just repeats the leftist pablum spoonfed by lefty professors as she has NO real hard experiece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG3zpRVKBE4

Bogus0Pomp Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #9
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Date Posted:19-09-2018 01:39:10Copy HTML

Love the irony of the previous post.  LOL

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z "If you can read these 26 letters, there is nothing about the universe that you can't learn." -- Lambros D. Callimoahos
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Re:THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

Date Posted:19-09-2018 02:23:53Copy HTML

Some more truth in reality........................pay attention



No TRUTH from her at all, she has NO specifics, just repeats the leftist pablum spoonfed by lefty professors as she has NO real hard experiece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG3zpRVKBE4


She is a complete idiot.  Really speaks to the stupidity of the people in New York who voted for her.

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Bogus0Pomp Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #11
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Date Posted:19-09-2018 03:08:16Copy HTML

LOL  More irony.  One can always count on skrumpie for that.  LOL

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z "If you can read these 26 letters, there is nothing about the universe that you can't learn." -- Lambros D. Callimoahos
easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #12
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Re:THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

Date Posted:19-09-2018 06:37:39Copy HTML

Hilarious and at the same time very sad how people like wales and skrumpie can not or will not accept the truth, particularly when the truth is what matters.


I bet they've calling people who are their intellectual superiors, idiots since the 6th grade. Low self esteem can bring about so much pain, fear and bad behavior. Pity the poor morons, we only go around once, and they haven't even started living yet. 

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easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #13
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Date Posted:20-09-2018 04:41:26Copy HTML

Surrender to reality.............

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wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #14
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Re:THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

Date Posted:20-09-2018 06:13:43Copy HTML

Hilarious and at the same time very sad how people like wales and skrumpie can not or will not accept the truth, particularly when the truth is what matters.


I bet they've calling people who are their intellectual superiors, idiots since the 6th grade. Low self esteem can bring about so much pain, fear and bad behavior. Pity the poor morons, we only go around once, and they haven't even started living yet. 


"I ACCEPT the disconnected propaganda fromthe left as TRUTH, even when in reality the sum total of their ideology doesn't add up"- Sleazyrider

Bogus0Pomp Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #15
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Date Posted:20-09-2018 06:22:51Copy HTML

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z "If you can read these 26 letters, there is nothing about the universe that you can't learn." -- Lambros D. Callimoahos
wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #16
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Date Posted:23-09-2018 09:17:45Copy HTML

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"Three dots in response is all the so called brain power I can muster" -BOGUSPUMPED

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Date Posted:23-09-2018 09:57:15Copy HTML

Exactly the desciption of Democratic Socialists. And any other socialist such as fascist and communist. ———- Codify. To clarify....you don’t want Medicare? You are free to refuse it. I’ll go out on a limb and bet my life you won’t.
"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
skwanderer Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #18
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Date Posted:23-09-2018 10:00:32Copy HTML

"Three dots in response is all the so called brain power I can muster" -BOGUSPUMPED ——- Now that is the irony award winner of the year. Coming from a moron who can post nothing but 2nd grade insults with childish sexual innuendos. Wow. just wow.
"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #19
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Re:THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

Date Posted:24-09-2018 01:38:48Copy HTML

"Three dots in response is all the so called brain power I can muster" -BOGUSPUMPED

Now that is the irony award winner of the year.  Coming from a moron who can post nothing but 2nd grade insults with childish sexual innuendos.   Wow.  just wow.


Irony REALLY is YOU wanting to be considered credible, ha ha !

skwanderer Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #20
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Date Posted:24-09-2018 09:36:54Copy HTML

I have a question Wale. What is it like going through life when literally everyone you ever meet thinks you are an imbecile? You seem to take it in stride quite well. I'm wondering if you don't care, or are so stupid you are oblivious to it? These are rhetorical questions of course. Some so self-unaware could not possibly answer them.
"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #21
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Date Posted:24-09-2018 12:59:19Copy HTML

I have a question Wale.  What is it like going through life when literally everyone you ever meet thinks you are an imbecile? You seem to take it in stride quite well.  I'm wondering if you don't care, or are so stupid you are oblivious to it? These are rhetorical questions of course.  Some so self-unaware could not possibly answer them.


YOU obviously have been asked that question of yourself for the many years you have occupied this earth SO what do always answer people when asked?

Bogus0Pomp Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #22
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Date Posted:24-09-2018 05:35:22Copy HTML

I have a question Wale.  What is it like going through life when literally everyone you ever meet thinks you are an imbecile?


You seem to take it in stride quite well. I'm wondering if you don't care, or are so stupid you are oblivious to it?


These are rhetorical questions of course.  Some so self-unaware could not possibly answer them.




You're absolutely spot on with that, skwanderer.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z "If you can read these 26 letters, there is nothing about the universe that you can't learn." -- Lambros D. Callimoahos
wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #23
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Date Posted:25-09-2018 01:12:21Copy HTML

I have a question Wale.  What is it like going through life when literally everyone you ever meet thinks you are an imbecile?


You seem to take it in stride quite well. I'm wondering if you don't care, or are so stupid you are oblivious to it?


These are rhetorical questions of course.  Some so self-unaware could not possibly answer them.




You're absolutely spot on with that, skwanderer.


What are both your names, Neal and Bob, or is that just what you do with each other?

wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #24
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Date Posted:25-09-2018 04:46:18Copy HTML

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Three dots reprents the lack of power of my brain!"- BOGUSPUMPED

wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #25
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Date Posted:25-09-2018 08:38:35Copy HTML

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Three dots reprents the lack of power of my brain!"- BOGUSPUMPED

wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #26
  • From:USA

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Date Posted:27-09-2018 01:52:38Copy HTML

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"Three dots is above my intellect and that's all I can respond with"-BOGUSPUMPED

wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #27
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Date Posted:27-09-2018 12:50:56Copy HTML

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Three dots reprents the lack of power of my brain!- BOGUSPUMPED

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Date Posted:27-09-2018 01:58:18Copy HTML

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easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #29
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Date Posted:27-09-2018 06:25:09Copy HTML

The simple truth concerning Kavanaugh




by Jon Queally, staff writer 
"We are writing to request," the senators wrote in the letter addressed to President Donald Trump, "that you immediately withdraw the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court or direct the FBI to re-open its background investigation and thoroughly examine the...


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easyrider123 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #30
  • From:Norway

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Date Posted:27-09-2018 06:28:46Copy HTML

Just in case some require more signs...........




by Julia Conley, staff writer 
As the Senate Judiciary Committee reviewed on Wednesday a sworn statement given by Julie Swetnick, who alleged that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took part in gang-raping girls as a high school student, Democratic lawmakers and political observers demanded that Kavanaugh's nomination be immediately withdrawn.




by Common Dreams staff 
In her sworn statement, Swetnick says that she "fully understands the seriousness" of her accusations and charges that she was "gang raped" when she was a high school student at a party where Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were both in attendance.



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