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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:25 AM

The cut Obama should offer regarding Obamacare.

I'd like to see a BIG cut...lop off all insurance companies and go directly to single-payer.

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Reply The cut Obama should offer regarding Obamacare. (Original post)
RichGirl Nov 2012 OP
iemitsu Nov 2012 #1
PDJane Nov 2012 #2
peacebird Nov 2012 #3
RichGirl Nov 2012 #4
ProSense Nov 2012 #5
patrice Nov 2012 #9
forestpath Nov 2012 #6
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #7
Liberalynn Nov 2012 #8
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #15
libtodeath Nov 2012 #10
dobleremolque Nov 2012 #11
antigop Nov 2012 #12
W.J. McCabe Nov 2012 #13
Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #14
AnotherMcIntosh Nov 2012 #16
ca3799 Nov 2012 #17
Coyotl Nov 2012 #18
patrice Nov 2012 #19
joanbarnes Nov 2012 #20

Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:27 AM

1. That is a cut I could support.

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:28 AM

2. Agree. It's cheaper and makes more sense.

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:43 AM

3. That would be awesome!

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:47 AM

4. He should show them the arithmetic...

...how it would help the economy. All they could do is admitt that they are more beholding to the insurance lobby than the American people.

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:51 AM

5. That should be easy enough to do:

Offer Medicare for all as an option (ramp up the infrastructure) create a federal exchange open to everyone (for the transition) and move up the date for state waivers (benefit to states like Vermont).

This would be the fastest route.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:19 AM

9. +++1 Think of the savings to EMPLOYERS!!!

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:53 AM

6. K&R

 

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:21 AM

7. Cut out Big Pharma's ability to extort

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:21 AM

8. This too

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:15 AM

15. and a million times YES to this as well.

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:22 AM

10. The economic surge that would happen would be immediate and unemployment would

drop like a rock but that is one reason repukes wont hear of it.
They want people suffering and at the whim of employers.

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:00 AM

11. GOP governors' refusal to create insurance exchanges

at the state level might be the stepping stone. At least it's an opportunity for the feds to shine and move closer to single payer, maybe even in those very states.

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:01 AM

12. a move in this direction? How about this?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/health/us-to-sponsor-health-insurance-plans-nationwide.html

The Obama administration will soon take on a new role as the sponsor of at least two nationwide health insurance plans to be operated under contract with the federal government and offered to consumers in every state.

These multistate plans were included in President Obama’s health care law as a substitute for a pure government-run health insurance program — the public option sought by many liberal Democrats and reviled by Republicans. Supporters of the national plans say they will increase competition in state health insurance markets, many of which are dominated by a handful of companies.

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:06 AM

13. I like it

 

Makes sense to me, but Washington, D.C. likes to be the reverse Robin Hood and funnel money to the rich. It loves reverse socialism.

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:14 AM

14. gawd, Yes. A million times YES. would LOVE to see this happen!!

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:16 AM

16. True, but how many politicians and related parties are stockholders in the insurance companies?

 

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:24 AM

17. I agree, and

I'm hoping that the several/many Republican Governors who are refusing to implement the exchanges, thus leaving the Feds to do so for them, don't realize they are helping to get there sooner.

Certainly, they are not that stupid?

Or maybe they really recognize the benefits of universal, single payer, and this is how they get the country there while still maintaining their public opposition.

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:32 AM

18. Cut out the profit, cut out the red tape

and cut the cost of health care out of products and services.

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:50 PM

19. Cut out the wall between profit-created-&-maintained conventional therapies AND alternative

therapies that have been empirically established as efficacious TO THE PATIENT.

Cut out the wall between conventional coverage and parity for Mental Health and also Dental coverage.

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Response to RichGirl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:38 PM

20. You're right. Amen.

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