IBM offered to help reduce Medicare fraud for free… The offer is true.
Mort Zuckermann, US News and World Report, a Democrat, was interviewed
on Fox and confirmed it. IBM has confirmed it. You won’t believe it .

IBM offered to help reduce Medicare fraud for free…What if I told you that the Chairman and CEO of IBM, Samuel J.
Palmisano, approached President Obama and members of his administration
before the healthcare bill debates with a plan that would reduce
healthcare expenditures by $900 billion? Given the Obama
Administration’s adamancy that the United States of America simply had
to make healthcare (read: health insurance) affordable for even the most
dedicated welfare recipient, one would think he would have leaned
forward in his chair, cupped his ear and said, “Tell me more!”

And what if I told you that the cost to the federal government for this
program was nothing, zip, nada, zilch?

And, what if I told you that, in the end and after two meetings,
President Obama and his team, instead of embracing a program that was
proven to save money and one that was projected to save almost one
trillion dollars – a private sector program costing the taxpayers
nothing, zip, nada, zilch – said, “Thanks but no thanks” and then
embarked on passing one of the most despised pieces of legislation in US

Well, it’s all true.

Samuel J. Palmisano, the Chairman of the Board and CEO for IBM, said in
a recent Wall Street Journal interview that he offered to provide the
Obama    Administration with a program that would curb healthcare
claims fraud and abuse by almost one trillion dollars but the Obama
White House turned the    offer down.

Mr. Palmisano is quoted as saying during a taping
<> of The Wall Street
Journal’s Viewpoints program on September 14, 2010:

“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.”

A second meeting between Mr. Palmisano and the Obama Administration took
place two weeks later, with no change in the Obama Administration’s
stance. A call placed to IBM on October 8, 2010, by FOX News confirmed,
via a spokesperson, that Mr. Palmisano stands by his statement.

Speaking with FOX News’ Stuart Varney, Mort Zuckerman, Editor-in-Chief
of US News & World Report, said,

“It’s a little bit puzzling because I think there is a huge amount of
both fraud and inefficiency that American business is a lot more
comfortable with and more effective in trying to reduce. And this is
certainly true because the IBM people have studied this very carefully
And when Palmisano went to the White House and made that proposal, it
was based upon a lot of work and it was not accepted. And it’s really
puzzling…These are very, very responsible people and don’t have a
political ax to grind.

In Mr. Obama’s shunning of a private sector program that would have
saved our country almost $1 trillion in healthcare expenditures,
presented to him as he declared a “crisis in healthcare,” he proves
two things beyond any doubt: that he is anti-Capitalist and anti-private
sector in nature and that he can no longer be trusted to tell the truth
in both his political declarations or espoused goals.

Be sure to click on the link for Mr. Palmisano’s statement
Contributed by Marie in Gainesville.

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