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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 02:35 PM
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8. In the last few days Obama said he is open to a public option
only for those who don't qualify for public plans (i.e. preexisting conditions). By doing that he's setting the pubilc option up for failure by only allowing those who are more likely to have high medical costs join it. I'd rather the public option get dropped from his health insurance proposal than have it be something the for profit insurers and their friends can point to and say "see, we told you it was too expensive". That would push single payer off the table for years.

I intend to hammer my senator to support Sanders' bill. Even though Klobuchar is flirting with the Blue Dogs, if enough of us contact her it might work. Public pressure changed her FISA vote.
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