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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why do 55 GOP Senators on Medicare oppose the Public Option for you?

55 GOP Representatives and Senators have Government Run Health Care called Medicare but they oppose a Public Option.

Should the 55 GOP Representatives and Senators who have Medicare give up their Medicare because of their ideology?

The list of hypocrites:

Rep. Ralph M. Hall

Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett

Rep. Sam Johnson

Rep. C.W. Bill Young

Rep. Howard Coble

Sen. Jim Bunning

Sen. Richard G. Lugar

Rep. Don Young

Sen. Charles E. Grassley

Sen. Robert F. Bennett

Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch

Sen. Richard C. Shelby

Rep. Jerry Lewis

Sen. James M. Inhofe

Rep. Ron Paul

Rep. Henry E. Brown

Sen. Pat Roberts

Sen. George V. Voinovich

Sen. John McCain

Rep. Judy Biggert

Sen. Thad Cochran

Rep. Harold Rogers

Rep. Dan Burton

Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon

Rep. Frank R. Wolf

Sen. Christopher S. Bond

Rep. Michael N. Castle

Rep. Joe Pitts

Rep. Tom Petri

Sen. Lamar Alexander

Rep. Doc Hastings

Rep. Cliff Stearns

Rep. Sue Myrick

Rep. John Carter

Sen. Mitch McConnell

Sen. Jon Kyl

Rep. Phil Gingrey

Rep. Nathan Deal

Rep. John Linder

Rep. Kay Granger

Rep. John L. Mica

Rep. Walter B. Jones

Sen. Jim Risch

Rep. Ed Whitfield

Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner

Rep. Virginia Foxx

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite

Sen. Saxby Chambliss

Sen. Michael B. Enzi

Rep. Elton Gallegly

Rep. Donald Manzullo

Rep. Peter T. King

Rep. Ander Crenshaw

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  • Visee
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    hypocrisy

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  • Mrs. C
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    What? You didn't attached the CSpan rebuttal? How very fair and balanced. Or ... did Cspan not have a rebuttal? Hmmm.

    All Senators have PRIVATE health insurance, from companies like Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Don't yall libs remember Hillary and Obama campaigning that the common folk should have health care as good as government officials get? Well, they get PRIVATE health insurance. But now ... only a public options is the best. Talk about hypocrites.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Perhaps it's because they see the financial trouble Medicare is in. Every single government funded system that is in place is failing miserably. The problem with doing away with Medicare at this point would be that all those who have been paying into it for most of their working life would get totally screwed. Medicare is in no way comparable to a government run health care system but the same problems such as major corruption and fraud would also run rampant for a gov. run health care system but on a much larger scale.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You must not be familiar with Medicare. People have no choice about whether or not they're on Medicare, it's the law for all seniors. There is no insurance for seniors other than Medicare (with private supplemental ins).

    I'm sure they're not happy about it either, but that's the law. I'm sure all these people would prefer a totally private insurance plan, and could afford it, but it's not their choice.

    Again, more liberal obfuscation of real issues with phony or manufactured outrage

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  • Because the public option will put the private insurance companys out of business

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    lol Senators???

    Just a few names I saw:Peter King....Widely believed to have funded the IRA(recognized as terrorist org) during The Troubles.

    Virginia Foxx: Old people should be scared of the death panels!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Doesn't matter. After 2010 there won't be as many as that.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Medicare is diffrent form the public option.

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  • EZMZ
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    That is because they have the ability to reason with logic.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bacause they want to spare us more govt. waste and fraud as was announce about medicare today in the news. billions wasted and stolen.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. Give them back the money they paid INTO it and remove them.

    I'm pretty sure they would agree to that.

    Most of us would, except it isn't about that, is it?

    It's about US paying for YOU.

    No More Socialism. It's over in four years. I hope we get a NON-socialist and very ethical democrat, but I'll take any non-socialist.

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