Sequester (GOP) Blamed for Medicare Woes, Not Obamacare Cutting $714 Billion Out of the Program
April 04, 2013
RUSH: Okay, folks, this is classic. It is classic. If you haven't heard this, it is in the Washington Post, and the lead of the story is: "Cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients. Blame the sequester." Oh, yeah. Yeah. Don't you see, it's the sequester. And that means it's the Republicans. The Republicans are the reason Medicare patients are being refused cancer treatment. Oh, yeah. It's not Obamacare. Of course not. It's not the fact that, what, Medicare was cut $714 billion in Obamacare. But it's the sequester. See, folks, it's not Obamacare. You cancer patients are being turned away from treatment because of the sequester, because of the Republicans.
So the way this works is Obama can cut $700 billion out of Medicare, that doesn't hurt a thing. That doesn't cause anything, certainly nothing bad. But the sequester, which does not touch Medicare, is now causing doctors to start turning away cancer patients.
From the Washington Post article:
"Cancer clinics across the country have begun turning away thousands of Medicare patients, blaming the sequester budget cuts. Oncologists say the reduced funding, which took effect for Medicare on April 1, makes it impossible to administer expensive chemotherapy drugs while staying afloat financially."
It's just not true. It just isn't true. But it doesn't matter. That's a Washington Post, that's a guideline for the rest of the media throughout the day.
So guess what? If it hasn't happened already, it will happen. Panels will be assembled on cable networks to discuss, not if, but why the Republicans wanted to make sure that cancer treatment was refused to Medicare patients. Why did the Republicans want so much budget cutting that they would refuse treatment for cancer patients? And then you'll have your guests, and the roundtable discussion on why this would happen, and of course you'll get all the right answers.
"Well, the Republicans weren't thinking, or they didn't care, or they didn't know, or they're trying to embarrass Obama, or what have you," and an entirely false premise will be given life, and the false premise will have children, so to speak, and that'll grow. And before it's all said and done, the sequester, which is an entirely Republican idea, which it isn't, it's Obama's idea, is leading to people dying. Meanwhile, it's Obamacare that cut $700 billion from Medicare.
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