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  Senator Rockefeller patterns a healthcare ‘reform’ bill on the Federal Reserve
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Last EditedCraverguy  Jun 01, 2009 02:22pm
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News DateMonday, June 1, 2009 06:20:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThings are getting stranger and stranger in D.C. and the promise of change now definitely looks like the same old game with Medicare: invite the HMOs in to brainstorm cuts in services to people who need them most.

Behind this is a new bill submitted on May 20 by Senator John D. “Jay” Rockefeller IV (D, W.VA.), chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care. It authorizes the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC, created in 1997) to go even further and set lists of approved treatment standards and actually have enforcement powers over methods of healthcare delivery and reimbursement. You just think about that for a minute.

The bill is called, “The MedPAC Reform Act of 2009,” so beware when you hear words like “Reform” in an act as in “The Commodities Futures Trading ‘Modernization’” Act of 2000 (thanks to Larry Summers and signer Bill Clinton), which helped bring us “The Enron Loophole,” which helped bring down Enron and helped get us in the financial pickle we’re in today with derivatives.

This time “The MedPAC Reform Act” is calling for MedPAC to be made up of “independent experts” as an “executive agency modeled after the Federal Reserve.” Is that because the Fed has done such an incredibly super job of throwing our money after banks and other dinosauric corporations like AIG?

Do we need still another shark tank of “experts” with vested interests and little transparency over their actions, spending your money as they will, and as fast as they print it. Yes, just as the Federal Reserve serves private financial interests, so too the new health care reimbursement agency will serve the HMOs, demanding their (your) blood money. This is the opposite of what Obama promised in his “Change” campaign.
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