Can the president's health care law cut welfare spending?

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  • Itsjstmeagain Merritt Island, Fl
    Jan. 23, 2013 7:15 a.m.

    I 'm disappointed the Single Payer system was removed from the early Obama Care proposals. The Republicans would not agree, they wanted the insurance companies in our pockets. Single Payer System (Medicare) total overhead is 2%, insurance companies can charge up to 60%. One dollar of taxes pays $.98 in medical services not administration. Maryland is studying a Single Payer system. They recognize the savings that can be gained by taking the insurance conglomerates out of real health care. Medicaid would end, everyone will be covered. Hospital emergency rooms will no longer be burdened by the poor and uninsured, the insured won't pay for their services. Preexisting conditions would not be a factor in coverage. The medical industry will not have an overseer, just a single POC to pay the bill. I invite (challenge) you to view the material and Google " single payer system in Maryland ". Who loses with a Single Payer system? Insurance Industry with outrageous profits and shareholders demand for more money. That is why the Republicans do not want a Single Payer System, but protect a special interest who pays them $$$$$$. Google Single Payer and watch the interview on Maryland's study.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Jan. 22, 2013 2:34 p.m.

    All arguments are bogus if they are trying to defend current spending policy. We are sinking or even by now sunk. Strap on the life vest, there is now way to stop a sinking ship by dumping more water into it. It defies all logic. So does our current administration.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 12:14 p.m.

    Unicorns will magically cart loads of gold (and maybe even platinum coins, if we are good) into the treasury every day to reduce the cost of welfare programs.

    That is as good an explanation as anything Obama and the liberals have come up for to reduce spending or debt. And, as likely to happen.

    Nothing this administration tells us can be believed any more. Nothing.

    Our children are doomed to a much lower standard of living for the balance of their lives, while enslaved to onerous taxes to pay for the "free stuff" Obama gave away to get reelected.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 19, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    @ Redshirt1701---you didn't build that. Give it to me. A little more?

    Seventy percent of our deficit has come over the past four years. You've got a point.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    Jan. 18, 2013 12:50 p.m.

    Obama has stated that we don't have a spending problem. What he hasn't stated is that he believes that all money earned in the US belongs to the government.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 18, 2013 8:00 a.m.

    Obamacare was NEVER about reducing the cost of health care, which is why its official title is a lie and I never use it.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 17, 2013 3:40 p.m.

    Cut spending? This government is obese, in need of a diet.