AND THAT is EXACTLY the way bloody RAHM EMANUEL, the Golddam-Sachs gangsters, and their puppet front-man, Pres. Barack Obama, want it.
Their MAY BE a couple of good things in the coming "reform" package as the Big-Finance OWNED senators hash out their public-option KILLING bill, most importantly a MEDICARE BUY-IN PROVISION for those 55 to 65 - exactly as we here at DemNationUSA urged a week ago!
["Breakthrough talks" have] focused on abandoning or greatly narrowing the public health insurance option. In exchange, people 55-64 would be able to buy in to Medicare and Medicaid eligibility would be expanded to people within 150 percent of the federal poverty line. And people within 300 percent of poverty would be eligible for a program pushed by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) modeled on her state's Basic Health. Cantwell is not one of the ten in the meetings but has stopped by to brief negotiators. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/08/senate-sinks-abortion-ame_n_384846.htmlOf course the full impact of the HCR "reform" is in the bloody details, and with the administration fully on the side of insurance PROFITEERS, and the BIG FINANCIALS who profit from the insurance profiteers, we know that the Emanuel/obama administration is trying to EXTORT consumers to the n'th degree, just as Mr. Obama REFUSES to provide ANY financial FRAUD investigations into the loss of $14 trillion dollars of household wealth in this "all profits lead to Goddamn Sachs & JPMorgan, and ONLY g-s & jpm" economic wreckage Recession.
AP reports another angle:
Officials said [the "breakthrough" HCR plan] included nonprofit national health plans administered by the Office of Personnel Management, which runs the popular federal employees' health plan, as well as opening Medicare to uninsured A mericans beginning at age 55, effective in 2011.However, AP is being vague in not explaining that the "NONPROFIT national health plans" being administered by the Office of Personnnel Management (OPM)..... USE the PRIVATE, FOR-PROFIT INSURANCE COMPANIES that all this reform is SUPPOSED to reign in.
The key is whether the Medicare "buy in" option is viable or merely a sham. If it is viable, liberal groups and health care reform activists can start to COMPILE success stories for those who were dropped by private insurance, and FORCED to migrate to the Medicare buy-in option, as the basis for a continued media, PR, and lobbying campaign to continue to expand such a "Medicare for all" public option from the for-profit, cherry-picking, "go ahead and die" private insurance.
If millions of Democratic voters KNEW the RADICAL RIGHT-WING AGENDA of the Emanuel/GoddamnSachs/Obama White House they would VOCALLY DEMAND CHANGE, NOW.
But since the Emanuel & GoddamnSachs crew are nothing but financial fraudsters and swindlers, even they will have to THROW A (health care reform) BONE to the American public, or their FRAUD will be exposed.