The report's most sober assessments concerned Medicare.
In addition to flagging the cuts to hospitals, nursing homes and other providers as potentially unsustainable, it projected that reductions in payments to privateMedicare Advantage plans would trigger an exodus from the popular program. Enrollment would plummet by about 50 percent, as the plans reduce extra benefits that they currently offer. Seniors leaving the private plans would still have health insurance under traditional Medicare, but many might face higher out-of-pocket costs.
Idiotic D'UH of the Day: When The "Trust" Hormone Is Out Of Balance
Helmets on, mah babies, this is a for reals story...
Blahblahblah oxytocin blahblahblah the trust hormone blahblahblah "Trust in government is at an all-time low, and there certainly are kinda macro reasons for that," says Zak. "But could there be biological reasons? That was the question in this study: To what degree does the biology of trust, which we associate with oxytocin, affect trust in government and trust in government officials?"
Oh NPR, if you are gonna run stories like this, me thinks you owe us a tote bag to carry off the resulting stinky pile o'poo. Gave me a laugh though. Here's a tip for ya: folks not trusting the government is a result of the government's actions. It's their, say it with me, consequence.
Now stop pushin' and start paying attention.
Gotta Ask Yourself WHY? Of The Day: Will Dems "Go For It" on Immigration Reform?
The question comes after reports top Democrats believe they have a "moral imperative" to pursue an immigration deal and are setting aside energy and environmental legislation (which had major problems of its own) to do it.