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RE: medicare

Like, for example, Totally!

Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 10:13 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] medicare

You betcha! [The "forward" part, I mean.]

On Jan 19, 2006, at 10:57 AM, kmrsy@netzero.net wrote:

> Recently some of you on the list said you were slogging through the 
> new medicare choices. I received the following explanation from 
> someone when it first came out but deleted it. I'm glad to say that my

> sister just sent it to me again and I thought it might be of some help

> to you.
> Kitty
>>> President Bush Explains Medicare Drug Bill > >
>>> WOMAN IN AUDIENCE: "I don't really understand. How is the new plan
>>> going to fix the problem?"
>>> PRESIDENT BUSH: (Verbatim response) > > "Because the -- all which is
> on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how 
> benefits are calculated, for example, is on the table. Whether or not 
> benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases. There's a 
> series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you

> couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those -- changing

> those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been 
> promised more likely to be -- or closer delivered to that has been 
> promised. Does that make any sense to you? It's kind of muddled. Look,

> there's a series
> of things that cause the -- like, for example, benefits are calculated
> based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of
> Some have suggested that we calculate -- the benefits will rise based
> upon inflation, supposed to wage increases. There is a reform that 
> would
> help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how
> fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow, if those --
> that growth is affected, it will help on the red."
> Forward this to others -- so they, too, can understand...
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