Romney falls short on Medicare reform

  • Article by: JILL BURCUM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 8, 2011 - 6:44 PM
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oglethorpieNov. 8, 11 8:08 PM

Calling Obamacare the "Affordable Care Act" is what's really taking liberties with the truth. But it's all moot, since it will be repealed in January 2013 by the new president.

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medas2005Nov. 9, 11 4:36 AM

Isn't it ironic that actually doing something to save money is a target of the Republicans. It's also ironic that this board and the money that it save is included in the Ryan budget plan. They can slam Obama for doing it because of potential loss of benefits then claim the cost savings on the other side. Actually, we need to save money on unnecessary care and raise the age of eligibility.

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luv2lisnNov. 9, 11 7:04 AM

""Affordable Care Act" is what's really taking liberties with the truth.".....Not compared to what we spend now. Uh, don't hold your breath till 2013, the public likes what it is getting.

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playatommieNov. 9, 11 9:48 AM

How many of you noticed that the mosque bitterly opposed by right wingers has opened. Not one word from Fox. Like the constitution, Obamacare will have to be amended to create a more perfect universal health care system. Currently, there are 10's of thousands of people now being treated by Obamacare that would have had their claims denied by private Insurance companies. Pre-existing conditions, etc.

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dschachenmeyerNov. 9, 1111:34 AM

To the author, you are guilt of doing exactly what you accuse Romney of, making statement without supporting evidence. You call the 15 member payment council one of best plans for controling cost in the health care legislation. How can you make such a statement when the committee has not made any recommendations yet? You rip Romney's, plan but at least it is a plan. We can't judge the committee's plan until they actually have one.

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crystalbayNov. 9, 1112:12 PM

Romney, in his 6-year long desperate quest for presidency, is simply doing a Palin: fear-mongering with absolutely no basis in truth. This article explains clearly how he's spinning to his base yet some posters continue to dwell in denial of the truth. Seniors will never opt for a voucher system, and a voucher system cannot co-exist with Medicare as we know it.

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