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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-24-09 11:32 PM
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28. We need a Tommy Douglas here.
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  -Robert Reich: The Only Sure Way to Fund Universal Health Care marmar  May-24-09 05:01 PM   #0 
  - More Bizarre Eschewing The Obvious  MannyGoldstein   May-24-09 05:22 PM   #1 
  - Exactly. Single payer is the only solution. A red herring from Robert Reich. n/t  ToolTex   May-24-09 05:38 PM   #2 
  - How much will single payer cost per person - facts only not fiction  stray cat   May-24-09 06:16 PM   #9 
     - Unless We're Really Really Stupid, It Will Cost *Less*  MannyGoldstein   May-24-09 08:35 PM   #26 
     - Remember, England started their health care system right after WW2...  L0oniX   May-24-09 11:35 PM   #29 
     - Single payer is the only solution  emsimon33   May-25-09 03:55 AM   #30 
     - We would save at least $400 BILLION a year  emsimon33   May-25-09 03:56 AM   #31 
  - I agree with you, but getting people to do the right thing is  Marksbrother   May-24-09 05:41 PM   #3 
     - Welcome to DU  underpants   May-24-09 06:27 PM   #11 
  - IMO Reich is correct, finding ways to fund Universal Health Care will be difficult and the final  jody   May-24-09 05:57 PM   #4 
  - The problem, it seems to me, is that you are asking companies of businesses NOT in health care to  CTyankee   May-24-09 06:02 PM   #6 
     - Agree but in a not dissimilar way, why should healthy people 20-30 years old pay for health  jody   May-24-09 06:12 PM   #8 
        - Your response makes the case for universal care. Under this proposal, the risk is spread around  CTyankee   May-24-09 06:33 PM   #12 
        - Agree. I hope a majority of 435 congresspersons and 100 senators can find a solution that spreads  jody   May-24-09 06:37 PM   #14 
           - They won't as long as they are owned by the pharmaceutical companies.  CTyankee   May-24-09 06:45 PM   #16 
              - Agree again. Corporatists finance candidates from both parties and trumpet bipartisan support for  jody   May-24-09 06:58 PM   #19 
        - The mechanics of premium calculation should not figure  zoff   May-25-09 05:41 AM   #32 
  - I don't get it  madville   May-24-09 06:00 PM   #5 
  - I like that..... "A revenue Bind"... rofl.....  lib2DaBone   May-24-09 06:04 PM   #7 
  - If they raise taxes on the middle class by taxing their employer based health care  AllentownJake   May-24-09 06:19 PM   #10 
  - ...and they must be replaced by people who are more honest and unaffiliated with the big companies.  CTyankee   May-24-09 06:35 PM   #13 
  - I agree. Mostly because this exact issue was raised in the election and specifically rejected  Phoebe Loosinhouse   May-24-09 07:55 PM   #25 
  - May be an unpopular view  Thothmes   May-24-09 06:41 PM   #15 
  - If I'm not mistaken, it could be done THROUGH social security  Tansy_Gold   May-24-09 07:21 PM   #21 
     - Agree, collecting the funds to support the single payer  Thothmes   May-24-09 07:46 PM   #22 
  - Most people already pay premiums for their health care.  alarimer   May-24-09 06:48 PM   #17 
  - But if you are going to get rid of the insurance companies  Thothmes   May-24-09 07:47 PM   #23 
     - So it your taxes are less than your premiums were, it's a good deal?  bemildred   May-24-09 07:55 PM   #24 
  - IN case y'all didn't notice, there's a country north of you that has universal health care  ConcernedCanuk   May-24-09 06:55 PM   #18 
  - Amen! n/t  Tansy_Gold   May-24-09 07:13 PM   #20 
  - We need a Tommy Douglas here.  L0oniX   May-24-09 11:32 PM   #28 
  - As soon as there is a Govt provided publically available plan  Phred42   May-24-09 10:24 PM   #27 
  - Exactly. and then we can say good-bye to the health insurance  Tansy_Gold   May-25-09 10:50 AM   #33 
     - And apparently some of the parasites are afraid of just that  Tansy_Gold   May-25-09 03:33 PM   #34 
  - If funding was an issue, then why do we fund the Iraq/Afghanistan wars?  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-25-09 03:55 PM   #35 

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