Monday, July 11, 2011

Obama turns down IBM's (free) help to save Americans almost a trillion?

THIS IS ASTONISHING INFORMATION AND I HOPE YOU READ IT AND SEND IT AROUND:

Please watch the video below........Why do YOU think Obama would turn down IBM's (free) help?  This information came out in October, Barbara Hollingworth wrote about it in February of this year, and I tried to Google this with "New York Times" and I find no information by them on it at all......let me know if you find some.   

Shouldn't we all be stunned?  Wait till you watch the video.  Is this  ANTI BUSINESS to the point of stupidity and irresponsibility, or is it something else?   If so, WHAT?  Here's the article:

IBM exec offers to save $900 billion in health care costs, but Obama turned him down

The CEO of IBM offered the Obama administration a free software program that would have cut Medicare and Medicaid fraud by almost a trillion dollars, but he was turned down – twice.
"We could have improved the quality and reduced the cost of the healthcare system by $900 billion...I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down, "IBM chairman and CEO  Samuel Palmisano said during a Sept. 14, 2010 taping of the Wall Street Journal’s Viewpoints program. 
FOX News confirmed that a second meeting between Palmisano and Obama administration officials yielded the same result: "No thanks!" – even though the proffered "fix" would have eliminated 90 percent of the nation’s health care deficit – and cost taxpayers nothing it didn’t perform as guaranteed.
Yet Medicare/Medicaid fraud is still rampant. According to the Manhattan Institute’s Steven Malanga,"abuses of Medicaid (alone) eat up at least 10 percent of the program’s total cost nationwide -- a waste of $30 billion a year. Unscrupulous doctors billing for over 24 hours per day of procedures, phony companies invoicing for phantom services, pharmacists filling prescriptions for dead patients, home health-care companies demanding payment for treating clients actually in the hospital -- on and on the rip-offs go."
Now that Republicans are trying to repeal Obamacare and drastically cut federal spending at the same time, perhaps Palmisano can be persuaded to offer his services again.

Got any opinion?

z

20 comments:

Impertinent said...

The only thing I can think of is that al bambi has a finger in the pie ( wasn't his frequent flyer wife tied into medical care too)...or too many of his chicago thug friends do?

Why wouldn't he welcome eliminating fraud?

That was damn near a trillion that could have been lopped off the deficit.

Z said...

Imp, something's up and we're not being told. agenda, we know, but how could this not be more publicized? My friend emailed me that the video's had 2000 visits. WHY?
Why didn't IBM talk more about this?
Why didn't the Republicans latch on to it?
WHAT IS UP?

Karen Howes said...

I think Impertinent is right on; it must be in his and his cronies' best interest NOT to fight fraud.

Warren said...

But how much did IBM offer in donations to the DNC and, in particular, President Jughhead's re-election fund?

Its nothing new but the Democrats and machine Democrats specifically, run their political graf machine on a system quite similat to La Mordida which we know as pay to play. Its quite blatant with this administration.

I'm Shocked! Shocked I tell you!

Bob said...

Letting corporations get the credit for solving problems is like Kryptonite to Big Government worshiping Democrats. They don't speak that language.

Bob

Pris said...

If the agenda is to destroy our country as we know it, anything that will help keep it afloat, is anathema to this administration.

Raising taxes, and controlling the private sector is the goal. Free money from a private company, rather than burdening our economy, doesn't meet their goal, it hurts it.

Furthermore, it wouldn't have helped him get his Obamacare passed. Once that info came out, how would he justify Obamacare?

Waste fraud and abuse in the healthcare community, was a big part of his argument to sell it. If he got the money to solve that problem, it would have weakened his argument.

Obama doesn't care about waste fraud and abuse, he cares about making the American people dependent on the government. Power and control.

Silverfiddle said...

My guess is the system would throw unionized government employees out of work.

Another example of why government has no business whatsoever meddling in health insurance markets (besides the fact that it is not in the constitution).

Leticia said...

Did IBM really think that the narcissist Obama and his cronies would ever believe that someone just might know more than they do?

I could only hope that the Republicans will learn from that stupidity and grasp the baton and make use of it.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ask this:

WHO benefits from Medicare and federal healthcare fraud?

It's generally not middle or upper-middle class personnel.

WHOM does that leave?

I'll allow you to now draw the Logical Extension.

And, of course, they pay NO taxes and still VOTE.

BZ

Z said...

You all make such good points.

Believe it or not, I've had people emailing asking if this is true... please watch the video if you have any doubts. I really personally doubt the head of IBM would go on record like this, don't you?
And Democrat Zuckerman, a pretty smart guy most of the time (even fair enough that I wasn't sure what his politics were when I've seen him interviewed) is right on board with this having happened.

Leticia, your comment bugged me with its truth...you said "I could only hope that the Republicans will learn from that stupidity and grasp the baton and make use of it"!!
Where ARE the Republicans on this? Did they scream and the media wouldn't expose this, or what?

Where the heck are they on ANY of these questionable things by Obama? How'd we ever get a media THIS in the bag for a president? It's astonishing.

Mustang said...

It isn't possible to bankrupt America, thereby making "fundamental changes to the United States of America" by accepting a free program that would reduce fraud.

Besides, it isn't Obama's money, is it?

Scotty said...

Where ARE the Republicans on this? Did they scream and the media wouldn't expose this, or what?

It makes me draw one conclusion. They want to maintain the status quo too!

Or they want the glory, if by chance they get the chance to repair things.

Sorry, there are a LOT of Republicans that I don't trust either! Their actions have made me apprehensive as to their claims that they have the fix for everything. Our the b a doubles to do it!

We only have to look to the past to see they too had the chances to make some drastic changes, yet they didn't!

Compassionate Conservatism isn't going to get us anywhere either and I see a big push towards the moderate. Can you say David Frum? Just look, when a man like Romney is a front runner, that should speak volumes!!

Z said...

Scotty, can you say DAVID BROOK? My GOD.
So, what IS this 'status quo' you refer to? ONE WORLD ORDER? Can you show me where any politician but the young up and coming Republicans ARE fighting Obama, his abuse of the constitution, and his overspending and raising the debt over and over again?
I see Karl Rove now and I see his slams to the Tea Party and his championing the GOP and I know something is REALLY UP.

I never believed Pris and others when they said "We need a SOLID CONSERVATIVE to run and THEY would win" But, I'm beginning to think that's JUST the ticket.

That excludes Romney and Gingrich, in my opinion...right off the bat.

Go, Thaddeus McCotter! ;-)

Mustang...well said.

Scotty said...

Scotty, can you say DAVID BROOK? My GOD.

Ironic that it takes someone that wasn’t born in the U.S.A. to say the things he does, eh?

So, what IS this 'status quo' you refer to? ONE WORLD ORDER?

It was certainly obvious with President Bush #1. How much influence did he have on his son and with Karl Rove, who seems to like to be one of the big talkers for the GOP, just how much influence did the Bush’s have on him and what does Rove REALLY think about it……I certainly don’t trust Rove, like Gingrich he’s just another G.O.P hack! And, why do they allow Rove to carry on, unless somehow they(the G.O.P.) think he’s right!

Can you show me where any politician but the young up and coming Republicans ARE fighting Obama, his abuse of the constitution, and his overspending and raising the debt over and over again?

All I’m hearing are words. Republican run the Congress, they have the purse stirngs, they can defund anything they choose…..I’m waiting…….

I see Karl Rove now and I see his slams to the Tea Party and his championing the GOP and I know something is REALLY UP.

He showed what he was the last election cycle. Anytime I see him on the air and being asked his opinion, I turn the channel!

But it seems that even Marco Rubio has given the stiff arm to the Tea Party……

I never believed Pris and others when they said "We need a SOLID CONSERVATIVE to run and THEY would win" But, I'm beginning to think that's JUST the ticket.

I agree with Pris, but it seems like the G.O.P. is doing everything to NOT give us that candidate.
Don’t get me wrong, I truly believe President Obama is not going to see another term, but I fear we’re just going to end up with another “compassionate conservative”…..aka RINO.

Also, we need to get more conservative/G.O.P. types in the Senate. All I hear about are the President candidates.....I think getting a majority in the Senate is more important than the presidency!

Z said...

SCOTTY; LET ME ANSWER IN CAPS BETWEEN YOUR POINTS:

Scotty said...

Scotty, can you say DAVID BROOK? My GOD.

Ironic that it takes someone that wasn’t born in the U.S.A. to say the things he does, eh?

WHERE WAS DAVID BROOK BORN? ENGLAND? THE LEFT'S SO COWARDLY; HE'S THE 'TOKEN CONSERVATIVE' AS IF HE HAD A CONSERVATIVE BONE IN HIS WHOLE BODY! LIKE MSNBC WHEN CHRIS MATTHEWS HAD PAT BUCHANAN AS HIS 'TOKEN CONSERVATIVE' DURING THE WAR BUILD UP.......THE ONE CONSERVATIVE AGAINST THE WAR :-)!!
LET'S FACE IT, SHOWS LIKE 'THE VIEW' AREN'T GOING TO HAVE COULTER ON INSTEAD OF THAT SUPPOSED RIGHTWING WIMP ELIZABETH HASSELBACK...!!! THEY CAN'T PUSH COULTER AROUND OR EVEN RESPOND TO HER POINTS.

So, what IS this 'status quo' you refer to? ONE WORLD ORDER?

It was certainly obvious with President Bush #1. How much influence did he have on his son and with Karl Rove, who seems to like to be one of the big talkers for the GOP, just how much influence did the Bush’s have on him and what does Rove REALLY think about it……I certainly don’t trust Rove, like Gingrich he’s just another G.O.P hack! And, why do they allow Rove to carry on, unless somehow they(the G.O.P.) think he’s right!

I KNOW. BUSH SR IS IN THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION (i THINK THAT'S THE NAME OF IT)...ONE WORLD ORDER, IN MY OPINION. BUSH JR IS NOT, ACCORDING TO THE LISTS I'VE SEEN. I BELIEVE GEORGE JR IS A MORE DECENT MAN THAN HIS FATHER.

THE GOPers ALLOW ROVE TO CARRY ON BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE RIGHT VIA THE TEA PARTY, ETC.
DO YOU KNOW WHO LARRY ELDER IS? HE'S A BLACK CONSERVATIVE TALK SHOW HOST OUT OF LOS ANGELES....I MET HIM AT A GATHERING RECENTLY AND HE SAID HE HAD CONSIDERED RUNNING FOR CONGRESS AND HAD TO GO TALK TO THE GOP GOOD OL' BOYS...THEY DISCOURAGED HIM FOR LOUSY NAME RECOGNITION...BUT I THINK THEY DISCOURAGED HIM BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WALK THEIR WALK. THE DEMS ARE JUST AS BAD. I THINK THAT INSIDER GROUP-THING STINKS AND THAT'S WHY WE NEED TERM LIMITS; TO PREVENT THESE 'CLUBS' OF FAT CATS WHO RUN OUR SHOW BEHIND THE SCENES.

Can you show me where any politician but the young up and coming Republicans ARE fighting Obama, his abuse of the constitution, and his overspending and raising the debt over and over again?

All I’m hearing are words. Republican run the Congress, they have the purse stirngs, they can defund anything they choose…..I’m waiting…….

YA, THAT'LL BE THE DAY...BUT I DO BELIEVE THE YOUNG ONES WOULD LIKE TO TRY. LIKE PAUL RYAN, ETC.

I see Karl Rove now and I see his slams to the Tea Party and his championing the GOP and I know something is REALLY UP.

Z said...

part 2!!

He showed what he was the last election cycle. Anytime I see him on the air and being asked his opinion, I turn the channel!

ME, TOO, NOW!! AND I USED TO ADMIRE HIM!

But it seems that even Marco Rubio has given the stiff arm to the Tea Party……

HE HAS? WHO GOT TO HIM??? REALLY?

I never believed Pris and others when they said "We need a SOLID CONSERVATIVE to run and THEY would win" But, I'm beginning to think that's JUST the ticket.

I agree with Pris, but it seems like the G.O.P. is doing everything to NOT give us that candidate.
Don’t get me wrong, I truly believe President Obama is not going to see another term, but I fear we’re just going to end up with another “compassionate conservative”…..aka RINO.

I BELIEVE OBAMA WILL SKATE IN 2012...HE'LL STILL BLAME BUSH (YOU HEAR THE LEFT ON TV ALL THE TIME TALKING ABOUT HOW 'THIS WAS A LONG TIME COMING AND YOU CAN'T EXPECT ANY PRESIDENT TO FIX THINGS IN FOUR YEARS' BLAHBLAHBLAH...AND THERE ARE DOPES WHO BELIEVE THIS)
ALSO, IT'S HARD FOR THE RIGHT TO WAKE PEOPLE UP ABOUT OBAMA WHEN MOST OF THE MEDIA'S NOT EVEN TELLING AMERICANS THINGS LIKE THIS IBM STORY! I HAD NEVER EVER HEARD IT BEFORE, HAD YOU?
I SENT THIS IBM STORY TO ABOUT 20 EMAIL FRIENDS AND DO YOU KNOW ONLY 3 RESPONDED WITH ANY OUTRAGE? IT'S JUST AMAZING TO ME THAT PEOPLE DON'T SEE WHAT WE'RE FACING!!

Also, we need to get more conservative/G.O.P. types in the Senate. All I hear about are the President candidates.....I think getting a majority in the Senate is more important than the presidency!

I DO, TOO, FRANKLY...ALTHOUGH I CAN'T TAKE ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF LISTENING TO AN OBAMA SPEECH!! OR SHOULD I SAY 'LECTURE'? I CALL HIM 'LECTURER IN CHIEF' NOW...AND WHAT A MORALIST...WHAT AN IMMORAL MORALIST; SPANKING REPUBLICANS FOR NOT HAVING THE WORK ETHICS HIS DAUGHTERS HAVE? HE'S ALWAYS ALWAYS ACTING LIKE THE RIGHT'S THIS AWFUL BUG HE NEEDS TO SWAT OFF HIS FACE.........GAD, I CAN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT ...

SEE YOU LATER XX

Speedy G said...

The LAST thing the government needs is some smart guy like Craig Venter screwing up their latest multi-billion dollar Human Genome jobs for scientists/ doctors Project by showing that it can be done at a fraction of the cost.

I'm jes' sayin'...

Scotty said...

WHERE WAS DAVID BROOK BORN? ENGLAND? THE LEFT'S SO COWARDLY; HE'S THE 'TOKEN CONSERVATIVE' AS IF HE HAD A CONSERVATIVE BONE IN HIS WHOLE BODY!

My point was, I have little patience with people like Brook. The irony is, I think, opinions from a guy that was born from a country that we broke away from in 1776!

I KNOW. BUSH SR IS IN THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION (i THINK THAT'S THE NAME OF IT)...ONE WORLD ORDER, IN MY OPINION. BUSH JR IS NOT, ACCORDING TO THE LISTS I'VE SEEN. I BELIEVE GEORGE JR IS A MORE DECENT MAN THAN HIS FATHER.

I'm not a tin foil hatted nut job but, the commission is still working in the background. After Bush 1, they quit wearing name tags, so to speak.

AND HAD TO GO TALK TO THE GOP GOOD OL' BOYS...THEY DISCOURAGED HIM FOR LOUSY NAME RECOGNITION...BUT I THINK THEY DISCOURAGED HIM BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WALK THEIR WALK.

That's everywhere and I think that keeps a lot of talent out there away.Sad isn't it? Also I've seen seniority play heavily, at least in Florida. It's not always name recognition or seniority, it's just a person turn....

I agree with you, there are just as many in the G.O.P. as there is in the D.N.C. that just salivate to become a power broker! Wanting to have the power to anoint.

YA, THAT'LL BE THE DAY...BUT I DO BELIEVE THE YOUNG ONES WOULD LIKE TO TRY. LIKE PAUL RYAN, ETC.

I've seen it happen so many times, so many come into those offices and it's as if they fall into some type of spell.....and then they fall into line with all the rest.

While I'm not comfortable with them, the Paul family impresses me in that they don't seem to toe anybody's mark!

I BELIEVE OBAMA WILL SKATE IN 2012.

I pray that you're wrong!

Z said...

Here's a kick; someone I sent this piece to responded with a friend's email listing why this is all untrue and "FOX edited the clip of the IBM president to say what they wanted him to say", etc etc!
Imagine FOX dreaming this story UP and nobody exposing it!?

I'm not sure the person who wrote the long disclaimer email had watched the video! And I'm pretty sure DEMOCRAT Mort Zuckerman wouldn't have gone on FOX despairing over Obama's decision had he not vetted it, huh? And the IBM president never complained his words had been changed to suit an agenda? REALLY?

THis is the kind of thing we have to fight, folks. We need to be careful and not print anything we don't know is true and stand by it, questioning responses like the one I saw, not capitulating to AGENDA.

Shock said...

It's false. Here's the research: http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=70746