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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:03 PM
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18. After reading a little and thinking about it it seems to me that we might want a topix
forum as well as what's called a protected group.

I would prefer to have a forum where people who are opposed to single payer can come and learn perhaps. ANd visa versa.

That might be called the great health care debate.

In some ways what we need is both a protected as well as a general topix style group for Single payer.

And proponents of hybrid patchwork systems can have there own protected group as well if they like. And we can debate the merits of the different plans in a topics forum much like we do now in general discussion.

OK. What we need first is a protected group to organize to get a general health care reform Topix group.

The Obama campaign is strongly pushing the issue of a national dialog on health care reform. I think we should ask DU to help on this topic as well as it has on other topix, like energy and environment.

The "health" topic currently is often mostly devoted to remedies, research, and such and not to the topic of systematic reform.

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  -A Proposal for a New Single Payer Fee For Service Issue Advocacy and Activism Forum John Q. Citizen  Dec-07-08 03:06 PM   #0 
  - I would be interested in such a forum.  cbayer   Dec-07-08 03:07 PM   #1 
  - I would visit such a forum to educate myself about Single Payer. nt  patrice   Dec-07-08 03:11 PM   #2 
  - I would be interested and would participate. n/t  Cleita   Dec-07-08 03:28 PM   #3 
  - Here!  sfexpat2000   Dec-07-08 03:34 PM   #4 
  - Great idea. There is a lot to learn, and I would like to be able to have info  BrklynLiberal   Dec-07-08 03:36 PM   #5 
  - K&R  leftstreet   Dec-07-08 03:38 PM   #6 
  - A neighbor can share their food, but not their health insurance... n/t  slipslidingaway   Dec-07-08 03:44 PM   #7 
  - Are you interested in the creation of a single payer forum? If so please post that you are.  John Q. Citizen   Dec-07-08 03:47 PM   #8 
     - Yes, Yes, Yes and will this be forum where the threads can  slipslidingaway   Dec-07-08 05:11 PM   #14 
        - I hope so. Let me see what I can find out.  John Q. Citizen   Dec-07-08 05:16 PM   #15 
           - Thanks, I think it is important :) n/t  slipslidingaway   Dec-07-08 05:26 PM   #16 
              - After reading a little and thinking about it it seems to me that we might want a topix  John Q. Citizen   Dec-07-08 06:03 PM   #18 
                 - Honestly I've not read about the different kinds of groups....  slipslidingaway   Dec-07-08 06:15 PM   #19 
  - This is single-payer healthcare, right?  nxylas   Dec-07-08 04:02 PM   #9 
  - Yes, Thanks for the feed back . My title could have been clearer. Single Payer Health Care reform  John Q. Citizen   Dec-07-08 04:10 PM   #10 
  - Some info on starting a new Single Payer Health Care advocacy forum here at DU:  John Q. Citizen   Dec-07-08 04:25 PM   #11 
  - I agree with your mission statement. n/t  slipslidingaway   Dec-07-08 07:05 PM   #22 
  - Discuss the Mission Statement here.  John Q. Citizen   Dec-08-08 02:52 PM   #30 
  - The motto at the end seems a bit of a downer  nxylas   Dec-09-08 01:27 PM   #36 
  - I agree about the motto  leftstreet   Dec-09-08 01:37 PM   #38 
  - it wasn't meant to be taken as a real motto, more of as a joke. Also, I'd be glad to get  John Q. Citizen   Dec-09-08 01:41 PM   #39 
  - Maybe #3 should be "enact and protect". According to a prof from the  sfexpat2000   Dec-09-08 01:53 PM   #40 
  - After it's enacted we can modify our mission!  John Q. Citizen   Dec-09-08 03:48 PM   #48 
  - My 2 cents  harun   Dec-09-08 01:55 PM   #41 
  - I agree with the statement for most part, but maybe we could include the following:  OMomma   Dec-09-08 03:03 PM   #43 
  - A few comments on proposed mission statement.  cbayer   Dec-09-08 03:09 PM   #44 
     - Good ideas.  harun   Dec-09-08 03:47 PM   #47 
     - There are as many systems as there are countries. And for various reasons  John Q. Citizen   Dec-09-08 05:43 PM   #50 
        - I hear you.  cbayer   Dec-09-08 06:17 PM   #51 
        - Just to clarify something...  nxylas   Dec-10-08 09:46 AM   #52 
           - no, fee for service is unrelated in anyway to 'free at point of delivery.'  John Q. Citizen   Dec-10-08 12:32 PM   #53 
              - OK, thanks  nxylas   Dec-10-08 01:24 PM   #54 
  - Suggestions re: Mission Statement . . .  patrice   Dec-09-08 01:13 PM   #34 
  - P.S. I realize that there is kind of a strategic risk in publishing specific actions on the internet  patrice   Dec-09-08 01:31 PM   #37 
     - My hope is to educate people about the fight we are about to see unfold.  John Q. Citizen   Dec-09-08 02:29 PM   #42 
  - I think your statement is excellent. Succinct. Nothing to add. n/t  BrklynLiberal   Dec-09-08 01:18 PM   #35 
  - I agree w/the mission statement..........  PaDem   Dec-10-08 06:45 PM   #55 
  - Another  Cleita   Dec-07-08 04:55 PM   #12 
  - Yes, most assuredly n/t  eridani   Dec-07-08 04:57 PM   #13 
  - I'm in. n/t  Lasher   Dec-07-08 05:51 PM   #17 
  - I would definitely be interested in this forum  jmauller   Dec-07-08 06:32 PM   #20 
  - Kick AND from the rules above in post #11...  slipslidingaway   Dec-07-08 07:03 PM   #21 
  - I am definitely in favor  mvd   Dec-07-08 07:57 PM   #23 
  - would love it.......  PaDem   Dec-07-08 08:35 PM   #24 
  - count me in.  salin   Dec-08-08 04:19 AM   #25 
  - Kick  John Q. Citizen   Dec-08-08 10:39 AM   #26 
  - K&R- I would definitely participate in a DU forum on Single Payer.  OMomma   Dec-08-08 11:45 AM   #27 
  - Kick  Cleita   Dec-08-08 01:15 PM   #28 
  - I am in.  harun   Dec-08-08 01:17 PM   #29 
  - Error: sigh -- You can only recommend threads  truedelphi   Dec-08-08 10:11 PM   #31 
  - no need to recommend. Just post if you want such a forum.  John Q. Citizen   Dec-09-08 08:47 AM   #32 
  - I sincerely hope that the suggested forum comes to be. n/t  truedelphi   Dec-09-08 11:51 AM   #33 
  - absolutely - great idea  grantcart   Dec-09-08 03:18 PM   #45 
  - Why does Single Payer coverage get so little support here on DU?  OMomma   Dec-09-08 03:41 PM   #46 
  - That's a good question.  John Q. Citizen   Dec-09-08 04:06 PM   #49 
  - I'm interested.  Lugnut   Dec-10-08 06:47 PM   #56 
  - moi aussi  knixphan   Dec-10-08 07:11 PM   #57 
  - Good news! I got a reply from Skinner and they are down with it. They have a back log  John Q. Citizen   Dec-11-08 02:57 PM   #58 
  - Great job, John Q.  cbayer   Dec-11-08 08:07 PM   #59 
     - You too! There is a lot to talk about.  John Q. Citizen   Dec-12-08 12:24 AM   #60 
  - Kick!  John Q. Citizen   Dec-13-08 06:48 PM   #61 

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