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Barack Obama unveils $2 trillion healthcare cuts - Telegraph
President Barack Obama on Monday outlined plans to cut health care costs by $2 trillion (£1.3 trillion) in the United States over the next decade, in a bid to slash spending while making treatment more affordable.

Mr Obama was joined at the White House by 15 representatives of the medical industry who have promised to do their part in reducing America's crippling health bills.

Signatories to the deal include groups whose lobbying was instrumental in killing Hillary Clinton's health care reform plan in 1993 when she was first lady.

by Fran on Mon May 11th, 2009 at 02:32:32 PM EST
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I guess I'm the only one who isn't worried, encouraged or impressed by any of it.  Okay, so they save $2tn over a decade vs the projections.  Projections which are horrifying.  So it's basically the players saying, "Okay, we'll use a little KY while we rape you."

It isn't enforceable anyway without the public option, so far as I can tell.

And I don't understand why the insurance companies only have to give up the same percentage as the doctors and hospitals.  The doctors and hospitals routinely get fucked by the insurers.  That's why the AMA switched sides!

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon May 11th, 2009 at 06:16:59 PM EST
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