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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:42 AM

On Chicago local fox news Interview Sen Durbin Just Was Asked How He Would Improve the Health Care

bill .He said the health care reform bill should have had a public option or medicare for all.

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Reply On Chicago local fox news Interview Sen Durbin Just Was Asked How He Would Improve the Health Care (Original post)
mucifer Apr 2012 OP
Warren Stupidity Apr 2012 #1
nevergiveup Apr 2012 #5
Scuba Apr 2012 #2
dkf Apr 2012 #3
SDjack Apr 2012 #4
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2012 #6
stupidicus Apr 2012 #7
zipplewrath Apr 2012 #8

Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:50 AM

1. yes and it didn't because of the timidity of the party leadership.

Including of course Senator Durbin.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:22 AM

5. Bingo!

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:59 AM

2. So let's get it done by Feb 28, 2013.

Medicare for All should be a top agenda item if we can win the House and increase our majority in the Senate. And keep BHO in place too, of course.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:12 AM

3. Isn't that what we said all along?

 

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:53 AM

4. If public option or Medicare for all is passed, the GOP knows

that it will not occupy the WH or control Congress for at least 40 years. That's why they fight it so hard.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:28 AM

6. Yeah well...

But apparently this was the best we could get...at this time.


Now the repugs will kill Medicare, leaving that option unavailable to be brought up for discussion or anything else.

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Response to stupidicus (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 12:40 PM

8. Definition of a "deal"

The argument amongst the insiders has always been about when the White House abandoned the public option. I think you'll find that even the insiders don't agree. Some became aware as early as July that it was THE major obstacle to cutting almost any of the other deals. It is traceable that about that time "leaks" started coming out about how the public option was gone. It was probably more likely that these leaks came from people who were trying to save it. That doesn't really mean that the deals had been cut yet. IF there is something to "blame" here, it is that the insiders began as early as July to let it be known that the PO was "trade-able". When Obama himself was on board may be never known. To some extent Obama himself may not really know. Considering he had twice gone before congress and declared his demand for the PO, it is probably true that he may have been one of the last "on board".

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