Friday, September 03, 2004

What Health Care program

Medicare premiums to jump 17%

This is the largest increase ever and is mostly due to the drug company rebate program prescription drug plan.

The reality
Robert Hayes, president of Medicare Rights Center, called the increase "a body blow to millions of older Americans living on fixed incomes"
Earlier in the article, I caught this line:
When asked why the news was released at 4 p.m. on the Friday before a holiday weekend, a Medicare spokesmen would only say "I'm not touching that one."
Of course we all no the answer, it is the weekly, cowardly, Friday night bad news doc dump.

NOW what is GW going to run on. Oh yeah, 'Kerry bad'.


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