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6 hours ago, benson13 said:

 

 

 

Thanks Bluenami!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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EXACTLY !!!!!!

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7 hours ago, benson13 said:

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dollar to donuts this so called cuts are averaged out over the next 20 years of decreased increases. this is another code speak violation against instinctive awareness time doesn't move and economic costs are projected 20 ahead of current annual budget compared to last budgets.

 

semantics at best, corruption as usual worst. Nobody is correcting it.

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Foxaganda didn't tell their Flock of Idiots M&M were getting cut

 

 

so its 'fake news'

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his budget will never get passed period with those cuts never

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6 minutes ago, benson13 said:

Foxaganda didn't tell their Flock of Idiots M&M were getting cut

 

 

so its 'fake news'

you know it isn't being cut...and yet you keep up your lies.....you are a liar benson

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HERE YA GO bigTURD

Trump said he wouldn’t cut Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare. His 2020 budget cuts all 3.

Trump said he wouldn’t be like “every other Republican.” He is.

Mar 12, 2019

 

Trump’s 2020 budget breaks one of his biggest campaign promises to voters: that he would leave Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare untouched.

 

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” Trump told the Daily Signal, a conservative publication affiliated with the Heritage Foundation, in 2015.

 

Over the next 10 years, Trump’s 2020 budget proposal aims to spend $1.5 trillion less on Medicaid — instead allocating $1.2 trillion in a block-grant program to states — $25 billion less on Social Security, and $845 billion less on Medicare (some of that is reclassified to a different department). Their intentions are to cut benefits under Medicaid and Social Security. The impact on Medicare is more complicated, which I’ll get into a bit later.

 

Over time, the Trump administration tried to whittle down the president’s promise to just Social Security and Medicare. Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Russ Vought said Monday, March 11, that Trump is “keeping his commitment to Americans by not making changes to Medicare and Social Security.” But even that is not true.

 

Like “every other Republican,” Trump has repeatedly proposed and supported cutting these programs. The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

How Trump is proposing changing Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

When it comes to Medicare, the White House has been very clear: “He’s not cutting Medicare in this budget,” Vought said. “What we are doing is putting forward reforms that lower drug prices. Because Medicare pays a very large [share] of drug prices in this country, [that] has the impact of finding savings. We are also finding waste, fraud, and abuse.”

 

Here’s what’s actually happening: This budget proposes finding $845 billion in savings over 10 years from Medicare as we know it. But $269 billion of that figure is reclassified under the Department of Health and Human Services, bringing the Medicare cuts to $575 billion. As Vox explained, the administration says it will achieve these cost reductions by targeting wasteful spending and provider payments and lowering prescription drug costs.

 

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which advocates for fiscal responsibility, estimates that 85 percent of these cuts will come from reductions in provider payments, 5 percent would come from policies around medical malpractice, and 11 percent would come from reducing drug costs through the Medicare Part D program. Medicare Part D is the only area of these reforms that could raise out-of-pocket drug prices for some while lowering it for others. Otherwise, premiums, deductibles, and copays would largely be left unaffected.

 

Unsurprisingly, the Federation of American Hospitals is not a fan of this part of Trump’s budget proposal. In a statement, they called the reforms “devastating for seniors.” More surprisingly, as Axios’s Sam Baker points out, these reforms are pretty similar to policies Barack Obama proposed in 2012 that Republicans panned.

 

But when it comes to Trump’s proposed changes to Medicaid and Social Security, the intent is unambiguous: These are cuts to benefits.

 

The 2020 budget’s Medicaid reforms include adding work requirements and repealing Medicaid expansion and one of the most successful policies within the Affordable Care Act. Medicaid expansion reduced the uninsured rate by more than 6 percent in states that enacted the policy; it continues to show better health outcomes and is popular in conservative states. But Trump is envisioning changing Medicaid altogether; his budget proposes transforming the current pay-as-needed system to a block grant, where states are given a capped lump-sum fund that doesn’t grow with increased need or rising costs. The budget proposes a $1.2 trillion “Market-Based Health Care Grant.”

 

In isolation, the Medicaid budget cuts amount to $1.5 trillion over 10 years, but looked at in the context of the new block grant as well the work requirements and ACA cuts, the cuts round out to about $777 billion — which could leave millions more uninsured.

The budget also continues an attack on Social Security, including to a program that gives assistance to those who have disabilities that prevent them from being in the workforce. In all, the cuts to Social Security amount to $25 billion over the next 10 years, cutting roughly $10 billion from the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, which the administration says will be found through cutting down on fraud — a common conservative talking point.

Trump broke this promise from the beginning

This is Trump on the campaign trail in 2015:

 

I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me.

 

Trump’s budgets — and the policies he has supported around health care — and government spending in Congress reflect the opposite. Some of this can be attributed to Trump’s appointed budget chief Mick Mulvaney; the former Congress member who was part of the ultraconservative Freedom Caucus has long rallied for cutting Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid.

 

In fact, Mulvaney once bragged to a Politico reporter that he tricked Trump into accepting a proposal to cut Social Security by calling SSDI just disability insurance — spinning it to the president as general welfare reform. The idea has been in every single one of Trump’s budget proposals to Congress since the president came to office.

 

Then there was the Republican Obamacare repeal push; every bill proposed massive cuts to Medicaid in order to pay for tax cuts elsewhere. Trump supported every iteration of Republicans’ Obamacare repeal-and-replace bills. He even held a party for House Republicans in the White House Rose Garden when the lower chamber of Congress narrowly passed a proposal that slashed more than $800 billion from Medicaid over 10 years.

 

Republican lawmakers have long argued that spending around mandatory programs that make up 70 percent of the federal budget — like Medicare and Social Security — needs to be reined in in order to tackle the national debt. Trump drew red tape around those programs, as well as Medicaid, on the campaign trail in 2015 because they are extremely popular federal programs.

Now his policy positions around those programs break from that promise.

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14 hours ago, harryramar said:

He won’t get away with it.

too many poor cultists need those socialist programs.

lol youll die when you get sick  i hope it is because of the trump cuts

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1 hour ago, JTZilla said:

lol youll die when you get sick  i hope it is because of the trump cuts

Beanersin13 is going to live forever,where its really hot.

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16 hours ago, BatteryPowered said:

 

FYI...beaniebaby

 

Budget for Medicare & Medicaid this year was (in millions) $999,473.  The budget Trump submitted puts spending for those at (in millions) $1,098,096. 

 

There is NO cut to Medicare & Medicaid...Just a reduction in the proposed increase.

 

But goddamn the US has got to keep spending TRILLIONS of tax dollars on continual, illegal unConstitutional, immoral warmongering to continue to enrich the military industrial corporations and their Wall Street banksters.  The foockers at the Pentagon can't even account for where $3 TRILLION in taxpayer money has gone since 911. 

Yep, trumpy is throwing the elderly, disabled and the poor under the proverbial bus to help offset his unnecessary tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. 

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12 hours ago, Michaelf said:

Medicaid apparently is paying for about half the child births in the country. We should cut it by about 75%

 

https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/half-states-report-50-or-more-births-financed-medicaid

Hey dipBad word, the US government (TAXPAYERS) already fund 65% of the US health CARE system (think Medicare, Medicaid, the VA, CHIPS...) while allowing the private, for profit health INSURANCE corporations to extort $600 BILLION from the US health CARE system. 

Maybe trumpy's unnecessary tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations should be repealed.

 

 

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Buffalo

But goddamn the US has got to keep spending TRILLIONS of tax dollars on continual, illegal unConstitutional, immoral warmongering to continue to enrich the military industrial corporations and their Wall Street banksters.  The foockers at the Pentagon can't even account for where $3 TRILLION in taxpayer money has gone since 911. 

Yep, trumpy is throwing the elderly, disabled and the poor under the proverbial bus to help offset his unnecessary tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to gop World

 

 

 

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22 hours ago, benson13 said:

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The Democrats are going to have to save the American people from the greed, stupidity and criminal corruption of the Republican Party once again.

But that won't stop those who are saved from voting for the GOP again, even if they nominate a traitor like Trump!!!

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3 hours ago, MeWiseMagic said:

Special place in HELL for Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell...

I'd prefer to see both of them in federal prison for the rest of their lives. The devil could take them after that!

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2 hours ago, Buffalo said:

But goddamn the US has got to keep spending TRILLIONS of tax dollars on continual, illegal unConstitutional, immoral warmongering to continue to enrich the military industrial corporations and their Wall Street banksters.  The foockers at the Pentagon can't even account for where $3 TRILLION in taxpayer money has gone since 911. 

Yep, trumpy is throwing the elderly, disabled and the poor under the proverbial bus to help offset his unnecessary tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. 

Do the math if you can!!!

With inflation constantly eating away at what is "affordable," any "reduction in increase" is further reduced by the inflation rate, and over time, what once could be paid for becomes a financial problem!

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and the poor Uneducated rednecks keep voting for them...Unbelievable

 

 

RACISM

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23 minutes ago, benson13 said:

and the poor Uneducated rednecks keep voting for them...Unbelievable

 

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Why Medicare-for-All?

Too many people in the U.S. are suffering needlessly or dying because they can’t afford care. Too many people are going bankrupt from high medical bills. The answer: Medicare-for-All. 

 

This system would expand health care coverage to everyone in the U.S., regardless of income. Under a single-payer, Medicare-for-All system, everyone in the U.S. would finally have access to the care they need, without high out-of-pocket costs or insurance companies getting between them and their doctor. 

 

Americans understand that our deeply fragmented health care system doesn’t serve their best interests and puts the health industry first, and that’s why the people power around this issue is growing every day. In 2018, the movement for Medicare-for-All hit several milestones. Most notably, a record number of U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers signed on to legislation that would create a single-payer system.

 

These milestones came after years of advocacy by Public Citizen and its allies, culminating in a series of marches, rallies and other actions. 

 

Learn more below. Get involved.

Medicare-for-All would:

Check Out Our Recent Report and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. 

 

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9 hours ago, Buffalo said:

Hey dipBad word, the US government (TAXPAYERS) already fund 65% of the US health CARE system (think Medicare, Medicaid, the VA, CHIPS...) while allowing the private, for profit health INSURANCE corporations to extort $600 BILLION from the US health CARE system. 

Maybe trumpy's unnecessary tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations should be repealed.

 

 

I don't know about yogu but I've paid a fortune into Medicare. Healthcare for vets is essentially part of their salary/benefits. You have to pay them somehow.

 

The rest is just free stuff to people who didn't earn it. I don't want to pay for child birth. I had two children of my own and I paid for everything. I'll be needing the rest of you to pay for yours.

 

Everybody should get a tax cut...especially the wealthy since they already pay most of the taxes! All tax cuts are necessary because this government commands too much of the wealth in this country and they mostly use it to mess stuff up. Take the money away from the government.

 

Now that we have that out of the way, why do you want to call me names? Fuck you.

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49 minutes ago, merrill said:

Why Medicare-for-All?

Too many people in the U.S. are suffering needlessly or dying because they can’t afford care. Too many people are going bankrupt from high medical bills. The answer: Medicare-for-All. 

 

This system would expand health care coverage to everyone in the U.S., regardless of income. Under a single-payer, Medicare-for-All system, everyone in the U.S. would finally have access to the care they need, without high out-of-pocket costs or insurance companies getting between them and their doctor. 

 

Americans understand that our deeply fragmented health care system doesn’t serve their best interests and puts the health industry first, and that’s why the people power around this issue is growing every day. In 2018, the movement for Medicare-for-All hit several milestones. Most notably, a record number of U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers signed on to legislation that would create a single-payer system.

 

These milestones came after years of advocacy by Public Citizen and its allies, culminating in a series of marches, rallies and other actions. 

 

Learn more below. Get involved.

Medicare-for-All would:

Check Out Our Recent Report and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. 

 

 

Under Medicare for ALL everyone pays their own way = never been done before.

 

Insurance pays about 60% of invoice = lots of room to reduce the cost of health care.

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No everyone doesn't pay their own way under "Medicare for all". The sick folks who don't make much money don't pay in much so get lots of free stuff while everybody else is forced into slavery to pay for it.

 

I'm against slavery.

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