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  •  I did in fact predict that the PPACA as written (0+ / 0-)

    was going to lead to the gradual privatization of Medicare before it even passed.

    Some folks are still around who remember that.

    We gave the bastards another several hundred billion a year to buy our politicians with.  

    It was like shipping crates of ammo to the enemy and saying "There, now we've beaten them because they'll be dependent on our ammo."

    They'll hike the age requirement to grow revenue for the private insurers.  Then they'll means test it to grow revenue for the insurers (a neat trick, because the wealthy are healthier at the same age).

    Medicare will, over the next 20 years, be phased down to a program for over 70's who have exhausted their ability to fill Humana's pockets anyway.

    And the people who fought like hell 4 years ago to make sure it happened - many of you knowing the long term outcome of the policies you were paid to switch your tune on at the critical juncture - will sob fat tears and offer deep sympathy to all the poor lil' oysters.

    This place needs a PVP server.

    by JesseCW on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 03:13:14 AM PST

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