Thursday, October 8, 2009

Congressman Mark Kirk Says Baucus Health Care Bill Would Hurt Seniors

From the IL GOP website:

According to the latest CBO score, the Senate Finance Bill has a total cost of $829 billion over 10 years, imposes $424 billion in new taxes and fees over the first 10 years and has over $400 billion in Medicare cuts.


- $133B Medicare Advantage
-$128.8B Hospitals
-$106.3B Inpatient Prospective Payment System
-$22.5B Medicare DSH payments
-$56B Home Health
-$22.2B Medicare Commission
-$22.3B Medicare Improvement Fund
-$19.8B Medicare Part D
-$14.6B Skilled Nursing Facilities
-$23.1B Part B Schedules, Except Physician Services
-$8B CMS Innovation Center
-$11B Hospices
-$4.9B Accountable Care Organizations
-$3B Medical Imaging
-$800M Power Wheel Chairs
-$300M Comparative Effectiveness Medicare Component
-$100M Medigap


Anonymous said...

AARP disagrees:

While insurers and some seniors are against proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage, others -- including the AARP -- say the program can be revamped.

"We believe that by reducing these overpayments, we can save money, lower Medicare costs [and] help insure seniors," says AARP spokesman James Dau. "Their children and grandchildren will have Medicare waiting for them," adds Dau, whose organization has 40 million members.

Doug said...

"War is peace"
"Ignorance is bliss"
"Cut Medicare to save it"

-- Orwell, 2009

Anonymous said...

Earth to Dold, Cadigan, or Green, a story came out today on npr, basically saying Illinois has the worst state health care in America. Seeing as how that is coulson's entire campaign, you might want to put out a snappy statement thanking her and blago and stroger for such failure.

It's kind of move congressional candidates who want to have office space near hawk n'dove, make.


Anonymous said...

Who is Coulson again?

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:58
There's one born every minute.

So why hasn't AARP (big business lobby group)suggested this 'reform' before the gov't run healthcare debate?

Lone Wolf a.k.a. RPT said...

"whose organization has (had) 40 million members."

Fixed that for you Anon 3:58.