Landrieu got something for her state. Montana got something. Ben Nelson got something for Nebraska. Bill Nelson got something for Florida. What did Michigan get? The state with the worst unemployement in the nation?
Because Debby and Carl and all our representatives are sluts. Not whores, who would have made Obama and Harry and Nancy pay for their vote.
Except, of course, Nancy and Harry paid for these services with our money.
What did the whores get?
Nebraska, Louisiana, Vermont and Massachusetts. These states are getting more federal help with Medicaid than other states. In the case of Nebraska — represented by Sen. Ben Nelson, who's providing the critical 60th vote for the legislation to pass — the federal government is picking up 100 percent of the tab of a planned expansion of the program, in perpetuity. Vermont and Massachusetts get temporary increases in the federal share of their Medicaid tabs. In Louisiana, moderate Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu negotiated $100 million for 2011 before announcing her support for the legislation.
Fucking whores. " Most important legislation" EVER bought with our money. Read that paragraph over and over and let it soak-in. Understand it.
Beneficiaries of Medicare Advantage plans — the private managed-care plans within Medicare — in Florida. Hundreds of thousands of them will have their benefits grandfathered in thanks to a provision tailored by Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., that also affects a much smaller number of seniors in a few other states.
In FLORIDA. Not Michigan. Not Ohio. No, this perk is for the voters in Florida.
Fuck you all sideways with a swordfish. Honestly, I've never meant that more than I do right now.
Here's another special perk:
Doctors and hospitals in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, who will get paid more than providers elsewhere under formulas in the bill.
Oh, and little noted? They bumped up the taxes even MORE (proposed .5% increase pumped to .9%) than proposed to those making over $200,000.
What was it Obama said when he was running? Something about no tax increases for those making under $275,000, which then was reduced to $250,000 and then later turned into $225,000. Well, apparently he meant $200,000. Which probably isn't indexed to inflation.
Oh, this from The Hill, via NRO
Nebraska will receive $100 million in assistance for its Medicaid program under provisions in the Senate's healthcare bill negotiated by Sen. Ben Nelson (D).
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) informed lawmakers on Sunday night that the section of the manager's amendment to the Senate's health bill would cost $1.2 billion over 10 years.
Nice going! What did YOU get us Debby and Carl? Oh yea. Nuthin. I can't wait until my taxes go up so I can give Nebraska my money.
Which senator got this little goodie inserted:
(a) APPROPRIATION.—There are authorized to be appropriated, and there are appropriated to the Department of Health and Human Services, $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2010, to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2011, to be used for debt service on, or direct construction or renovation of, a health care facility that provides research, inpatient tertiary care, or outpatient clinical services. Such facility shall be affiliated with an academic health center at a public research university in the United States that contains a State’s sole public academic medical and dental school.” (Manager’s Amendment To H.R. 3590, Pg. 328)
Apparently there are 11 states with medical schools that would qualify, and the Secretary of Health and Human services decides who gets the check.
$1,000,000,000. That's nine zeros.