GOP Public Option Opponents Should Give Up Their Medicare

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by OPTIONAL777, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Anthony Weiner: GOP Public Option Opponents Should Give Up Their Medicare

    On Thursday, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) called on 55 Republican adversaries of the public option to give up their government-funded health insurance. The congressman argued that it is hypocritical for Senate and House members receiving "government-administered single-payer health care -- Medicare" to oppose making such coverage available to the American public.

    "Even in a town known for hypocrisy, this list of 55 Members of Congress deserve some sort of prize," Weiner wrote. "They apparently think the public option is ok for them, but not anyone else."

    Weiner, a member of the Health Subcommittee and co-chair of the Caucus on the Middle Class, has been a strong advocate of the public option. In recent weeks, he has challenged his own party, as well as President Obama to ensure that the final health bill includes an affordable public insurance plan for Americans.

    A press release from Weiner's office identifies the congressional recipients of Medicare that he thinks should give up their government-funded insurance plans. The list includes Senate Finance Committee members Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), part of the Gang of Six that helped shape health care reform.
  2. I would *love* to get rid of it. I haven't used it at all. I would drop it in a second if I could get all the withheld money back. It's a terrible investment. For the same money you can get much better private insurance.

  3. total nonsense. most people on medicare use up what they contributed within a couple of years. as far as private insurance. it wouldnt even be available at an old age if you had any problems and if it were it would probably be >2000 per month.

    as far as the quality of care medicare is the best care available. in fact it is exactly the same care as private insurers use. i have had 3 parents go through end of life with medicare and they were not denied any test or procedure.
  4. It is a good program, just hope we can keep it.
  5. fhl


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    Taxpayer funded penis pumps are just the beginning of the sheer lunacy a public option will bring...
  6. Lucrum


    ...and taxpayer funded sex changes...

  7. Actually all the liberals in Congress who are for the public option should be forced to opt out of their current plan provided for Congress members and be forced to adopt the Public Option with no preferential treatment. They should be forced to live under the laws they pass.

    What we know is the liberals want to ration healthcare with seniors being hit the hardest. We have heard it straight from the mouths of Obama advisors that they plan on letting people die. What I find very interesting is I don't recall them making that argument when Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with brain cancer. If the libs want to let people die how come they didn't come out and say "Hey Teddy, you are 77 years old. Sorry Ted but you are too old and should be denied treatment so the rest of us can save a few bucks."

    As usual with left wingers, there is one set of rules for them, another set of rules for everyone else.
  8. kut2k2


    Not surprising that a slackwit like you would either not understand the meaning of the word "option" or would expose your fascist underbelly for all to see.

    Option = choice. NOT force, not mandatory; CHOICE.

    Why are ET reichtards against choice?

    Why do ET reichtards HATE America, which is based on freedom of choice?

    Why do ET reichtards eagerly suck the dicks of health insurance CEOs, the same CEOs who piss their pants at the mere thought of Americans having the choice of opting out of their corrupt private health insurance plans?
  9. So you admit that this public option that is supposed to be so great will not be good enough for Senators.

    Why would the government run multiple healthcare options? It should be written that if you work for the Feds and you recieve healthcare through your employment with the Federal Government then your healthcare defaults to the public option. Of course, you still have the option to buy private insurance. That means EVERYONE including Reps, Senators, and even the President of United States, get their healthcare through the public option. BTW, they shouldn't be allowed to use their influence to cut in line or get special treatment.

    Like I said before, when Ted Kennedy got diagnosed with brain cancer why did the left not say "Sorry Ted, you are 77, you have brain cancer, we are going to let you die." This is the stand they take when an everyday person would get that diagnosis. It didn't happen because there are two sets of rules. One set of rules for them, a whole different set of rules that everyone else gets to live by.
  10. kut2k2


    Once again you display your inability to grasp simple concepts. I said nothing about what Senators should choose. That's why it's a choice; everybody including Senators decide for themselves.

    Again, why are you so against choice? You're exactly like the anti-abortion wingnuts, as if anybody is forcing THEM to get abortions.

    Where does this authoritarian anti-choice mindset come from? The first person who mentioned FORCE was YOU. That is clearly your choice: to force other people to do what you want rather than what they want. You are a fascist as well as a fool.
    #10     Oct 24, 2009