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House Passes Cuts On Health For Poor & Elderly  
User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Quoting CNN:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives narrowly won passage on Wednesday of a controversial bill to trim about $39 billion from domestic spending over five years, capping a year-long push to cut health care for the poor and elderly and other programs.

By a partisan vote of 216-214, the House approved the bill, sending it to President George W. Bush for signing into law.



Quoting CNN:
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office this week said cuts to Medicaid spending would affect 13 million poor people, 20 percent of the program's participants. Many of those would be children, the CBO said.

The savings would include higher out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and other medical care for the poor.

House passes, sends Bush $39B spending cuts

Quoting George W. Bush State of the Union:
"Our government has a responsibility to help provide health care for the poor and the elderly, and we are meeting that responsibility."

CNN Key statements: Domestic Issues

So by cutting health for poor and elderly, we are being responsible for providing health care? I see...wait...no I don't see.

Does anyone see a problem/conflict/hypocritical thinking here?


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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

I'm not crazy about the idea of cutting spending on health care -- not until we control costs.

User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Quoting Centrair (Thread starter):
CNN Key statements: Domestic Issues

So by cutting health for poor and elderly, we are being responsible for providing health care? I see...wait...no I don't see.

Does anyone see a problem/conflict/hypocritical thinking here?

They were not cuts, they were simply a reduction in the projected increase. Whenever these bills are signed, there is an automatic increase built in, whether the increase is needed or not. This bill is to reduce the automatic increase.......



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

80% of the U.S. population describe themselves as "Christian" and yet this is how they treat the lowest of their brothers?


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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1727 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 3):
80% of the U.S. population describe themselves as "Christian" and yet this is how they treat the lowest of their brothers?

I think that you'll find that, in America, charity is seen as best served by charity, rather than via government largesse. Thus, the donation to private charitable foundations is very high in this country, despite instances, such as this one, in which government aid is effectively reduced (even if only as a reduction in the rate of increase).


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 2):
They were not cuts, they were simply a reduction in the projected increase. Whenever these bills are signed, there is an automatic increase built in, whether the increase is needed or not. This bill is to reduce the automatic increase.......

An excuse. As is mentioned, this well mean an increase in health care costs for a lot of people who really can't afford it. Which means a lot of people-including children-will not get health care nor the medication they may need.

Ah, yes, that old "Compassionate Conservatism" working again. Give huge tax breaks to the filthy rich, and cut health care to the poor. The GOP at it's finest.


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