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Dodd has been diagnosed with prostate cancer

July 31st, 2009 . by TexasFred

Dodd has been diagnosed with prostate cancer

WASHINGTON – Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., has been diagnosed with an early stage of prostate cancer and intends to have surgery early in August, his office said Friday.

Dodd plans to be back at work when Congress reconvenes in September, according to an e-mail his office circulated to fellow senators. The AP obtained a copy.

Aides also said the diagnosis would not affect Dodd’s plans to seek a sixth term in 2010.

At a news conference in Hartford, Conn., Friday afternoon, Dodd said “I feel fine … we caught this early.”

Dodd, 65, is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and also is playing a lead role in Congress’ overhaul of the nation’s health care system. He took that role while his close friend, Senate health committee Chairman Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., fights his own battle with brain cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common form of the disease in men in the United States, affecting about 6.4 out of every 100 men in Dodd’s age group, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Dodd has been diagnosed with prostate cancer

Send his 65 year OLD ass home with a bottle of pain pills and then go back and check on him in a few months, ask him how that ObamaKare BS is working out for HIM!!

I am truly sorry the guy has cancer, but the only way these SLUGS in D.C. will ever get over their love of Obama and ObamaKare is to make THEM suffer through it themselves.

Dodd is an egotistical moron. He’s on TV right now, running his head about his Senate Health Care Plan, and how that coverage is likely what has, and is, going to save him.

He’s touting that yearly physical and all. If this was your average 65 year old white male, would ObamaCare provide HIM with all the needed care to fight prostate cancer? Diagnosis, surgery, followup treatment?

Will ObamaKare equate to the exact same care for WE, The People as it does a Senator?

I seriously doubt it will.

Much like my great Congressman, Mr. Sam Johnson said recently, “If ObamaKare is so good, the Senate and Congress members supporting it need to be the 1st ones signed up on it.

If my understanding of ObamaCare is correct, older Americans, and Sen. Dodd IS an OLDER American, will suffer the most. We, as older Americans, are highly expendable.

We have, some believe, lived our lives and made all the useful contribution to America that we are capable of making. I dispute that assumption. It has only been in the last few years that I have hit my stride. I am enjoying the richness of my experience that youngsters not in my age group haven’t had the opportunity to live.

I honestly don’t begrudge Sen. Dodd the treatment he needs, I just want him to wake up and realize that his ideas of ObamaCare, and the treatments that it would approve, are NOT treatments that you and I would receive at the same age and in our lesser stations in life.

If we’re going to ALL be equal, as the Obamessiah wishes us to be, let’s let the equality begin in D.C. with Health Care. And I am NOT wishing anything off on anyone, but what do you suppose the reaction would be if Obama, his wife, or their children were in need of immediate and critical health care?

Can you say bring in the finest doctors IN THE WORLD and spare NO expense!? Expense that WE, The Taxpayer, would be footing?

I know you can!

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Officials: Health care proposal a work in progress

July 19th, 2009 . by TexasFred
Obama Care: The Doctor is IN!

WASHINGTON (AP) – Administration officials defended President Barack Obama’s broad health care proposals on Sunday and urged a skeptical public not to judge the Democrats’ overhaul until Congress writes a final version.

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House Dems move to votes on health bill

July 16th, 2009 . by TexasFred

House Dems move to votes on health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats on Thursday pushed ahead with legislation that would deliver on President Barack Obama’s promise to remake the health care system and cover some 50 million uninsured, despite concerns from their own party’s moderate and conservative lawmakers that the $1.5 trillion plan costs too much.

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf warned lawmakers the legislation that he has seen so far would raise costs, not lower them. Elmendorf was asked by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.S., if the bills Congress is considering would “bend the cost curve.” The budget director responded: “The curve is being raised.”

Subsidies to help uninsured people would raise federal health care spending, which is already growing at an unsustainable rate, Elmendorf explained at a hearing. The Medicare and Medicaid cuts that lawmakers have offered to pay for the coverage expansion aren’t big enough to offset the cost trend, particularly in the long term, he said.

Congress is moving forward nonetheless. On the heels of the Senate health committee’s approval Wednesday of a plan to revamp U.S. health care, three House committees with jurisdiction over the issue shifted into action.

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We are being led down the path to destruction America! Many of our elected leaders are nothing more than HATERS of the American way and have become destructionists in the way they conduct the business of governing America.

This time around it appears that Texas Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison are on the same page and WILL stand against this debacle that the Obama REGIME in attempting to foist off on the American people. This is from an email message from Hutchison.

We can and must do more to address this trend. Nationalized health care is not the answer. We must make it more affordable for those who are not covered through their employers to purchase their own health insurance. Tax benefits are given to employers for providing health benefits, so I believe that they should also be available to those who purchase health insurance from the individual market.

You are among thousands of concerned Texans who have written to express their views on this topic. You may be assured that as issues regarding health care reform and health insurance come before the Senate, I will keep your views in mind. I appreciate hearing from you, and I hope that you will not hesitate to keep in touch on any issue of concern to you.

Kay Bailey Hutchison
United States Senator

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