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  1. Holy Diver

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    LAFFER: I mean, if you like the Post Office and the Department of Motor Vehicles and you think they’re run well, just wait until you see Medicare, Medicaid, and health care done by the government.




    HOLY CRAP!........no joke...and this guy was a Reagan admin economist too!
     
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    Oh so we should expect a lot of complaining and whining over things that WE do that cause problems in the first place that they have to deal with and fix for us while keeping their own sanity dealing with the harassment of customers?

    They ain't perfect but they do the job, which is better than other government agencies.
     
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    Sounds very sensibile. What exactly do you disagree with here?
     
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    Am I missing something here? What exactly is your disagreement with Laffer?


    Medicare is a disaster for costs. Initial estimates in 1965 that it would cost $10 billion 1990, it actually cost $107 billion. Medicaid, same thing, cost $1.8 billion in 1968 and $190 billion 2007 (not counting what the states paid).
     
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    I think he's meaning that Medicare and Medicaid are already run by the government.
     
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    BINGO!.....BF got bingo!



    I'm proud of you.....
     
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    And both programs are a total mess fraught with fraud and out fo control costs..
     
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    I dare you to ask a senior to give up their medicare....

    fraud is fraud...but when its done against medicare. Its a CRIME. Those people go to jail.

    when Cigna denies cancer treatment because you had pimples, they get picketed.


    THATS the difference.
     
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    Keep your government hands off my Medicare!
     
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    ...and the VA hospitals....
     
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    And any number of city, county, and state run hospitals throughout the country...
     
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    Thanks for informing us that fraud is a crime, I'm sure most of us were oblivious of that fact.

    However you're still skirting the fact that Medicare is in financial ruins, the program sucks at best, it's ripe with FRAUD (which you have so graciously informed us is against the law), and more and more physicians are not accepting Medicare because it takes months to receive payments from the government.

    It's hard to believe anyone with an ounce of common sense would flag this as a government accomplishment - maybe you're not, but that is the impression I am getting.
     
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    Got some SHOCKING news for you: per survey, Medicare is actually preferred over private health insurance (link).
     

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