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(Business Insider)   Under the Obama administration the government estimates of the growing cost of Medicare was vastly off target   (businessinsider.com ) divider line
    More: PSA, Peter Orszag, Medicare, federal budget, Obama administration, Douglas W. Elmendorf, Office of Management and Budget, deep dive  
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2012-12-29 03:18:40 PM  
26 votes:
Subby, you're two tense
2012-12-29 09:51:01 PM  
2 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Subby, you're two tense


2/10
2012-12-29 07:56:35 PM  
2 votes:
Kirk: Mr. Scott. Have you always multiplied your repair estimates by a factor of four?

Scotty: Certainly, sir. How else can I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?
2012-12-29 07:37:15 PM  
2 votes:

MacEnvy: While I'm happy about it, why have Medicare costs only increased ~2% over the last year or so? Does anyone have a good theory for that?


death panels
2012-12-29 05:06:53 PM  
2 votes:
For three years in a row, Medicare spending has significantly come in below estimates. Repeat that: below estimates.

Therefore, it needs to be slashed. And the wealthy need tax cuts.  Because socialism.


MaudlinMutantMollusk: Subby, you're two tense


+1
2012-12-29 11:03:14 PM  
1 vote:

Ed Willy: relcec: it's not your insurance company that is charging you $1800 for an mri scan (that's not including the labor component) they charge $89 for in japan.

National healthcare in Japan. The sick get help early, keeps cost down long term


Also, the Japanese eat seafood and rice and not Big McFattyBurgers and 124 ounces of HFCS (for freedom, of course) from 7/11. So that probably helps in the run.
2012-12-29 10:51:08 PM  
1 vote:
WE NEED TO SPEND MORE AND WE NEED TO SPEND FASTER!!!
2012-12-29 09:21:58 PM  
1 vote:

Ed Willy: relcec: it's not your insurance company that is charging you $1800 for an mri scan (that's not including the labor component) they charge $89 for in japan.

National healthcare in Japan. The sick get help early, keeps cost down long term


plus with national healthcare, there is no profit. cost + maybe some overhead = cheap.
2012-12-29 08:56:57 PM  
1 vote:

Carotid: How about less money on war.


Then the terrorists win.
2012-12-29 08:38:23 PM  
1 vote:
This calls for tax cut for the 1%.
2012-12-29 07:49:13 PM  
1 vote:

Carotid: How about less money on war.


Hippie.
2012-12-29 07:29:24 PM  
1 vote:

MacEnvy: While I'm happy about it, why have Medicare costs only increased ~2% over the last year or so? Does anyone have a good theory for that?


Prayer.
2012-12-29 06:52:47 PM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Subby, you're two tense


He's a teepee and a wigwam?

I HAD TO, SORRY
2012-12-29 05:25:39 PM  
1 vote:
This is an inflation index.  The cost is still going up, just not as fast as it used to.  Also:

This isn't to say, definitively, that Medicare costs won't be a huge burden for the government going forward. Demographics is a major issue, no doubt.

That's the understatement of the year.
2012-12-29 03:12:31 PM  
1 vote:
Therefore we need to make it a voucher.

/facts mean nothing to a Republican
 
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