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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 11:24 AM
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Why is the public option going down?
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Dick Durbin (Senate Majority Whip) - A No On The Public Option

Mary Landrieu Opposed To Public Health Care Option

Max Baucus (Chairman, Senate Finance Committee) Backs Off Claim He's "Fighting Tooth And Nail" For Public Health Care Option

Kent Conrad (Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on Health Care) Against Public Option, Pushes Co-Ops

Tom Carper (Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on Health Care) doesn't see (public) option as immediately necessary

Blanche Lincoln (Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on Health Care) prefers co-op to government-run public option in health care /

Chuck Schumer (Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on Health Care) "Public Option" Compromise designed to weaken a strong, robust Medicare-like public option in favor of private insurance companies.

Maria Cantwell (Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on Health Care) is cool to a centralized public-option health care plan
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  -Why is the public option going down? baldguy  Jun-19-09 11:24 AM   #0 
  - Now... post their phone numbers and electronic contact info  Kalyke   Jun-19-09 11:28 AM   #1 
  - Public option to keep industry "honest"  iconocrastic   Jun-19-09 11:55 PM   #32 
  - I'm calling Schumer and telling his office I'm voting for anyone else  incapsulated   Jun-19-09 11:29 AM   # 
  - Ask his office his opinion first  karynnj   Jun-19-09 12:09 PM   #11 
  - They see the left split on single payer and public option  madfloridian   Jun-19-09 11:29 AM   #2 
  - Single Payer/Public Option split is FAKE.  PassingFair   Jun-19-09 11:43 AM   #8 
     - That PNHP group exists in real life. They are against public option  madfloridian   Jun-19-09 11:58 AM   #9 
     - Many in that PNHP group are practicing doctors and are  slipslidingaway   Jun-19-09 12:30 PM   #14 
     - I am not against what they stand for. I am against how they attack the public option.  madfloridian   Jun-19-09 02:44 PM   #17 
        - I just posted this to you in another thread...  slipslidingaway   Jun-19-09 02:59 PM   #20 
           - Oh, you have every right to say anything and stand for anything you want.  madfloridian   Jun-19-09 03:25 PM   #22 
              - I asked you a simple question, to prove your accusation...  slipslidingaway   Jun-19-09 04:46 PM   #23 
                 - I seldom use the video title in my subject line.  madfloridian   Jun-19-09 05:06 PM   #24 
                 - Obviously I'll be more skeptical of your posts when you change  slipslidingaway   Jun-20-09 08:36 AM   #33 
                 - Dupe  madfloridian   Jun-19-09 05:06 PM   #25 
     - Yes, but they are small in number....the "rift" is bogus.  PassingFair   Jun-19-09 12:30 PM   #15 
     - I'm surprised by this post. I believe you and many others were only Single Payer.  vaberella   Jun-19-09 11:17 PM   #28 
     - On DU there is a major split between those who support PO and SP---I'm PO. n/t  vaberella   Jun-19-09 11:13 PM   #27 
        - I don't see it as "major" here.  PassingFair   Jun-19-09 11:22 PM   #30 
           - Interesting...  vaberella   Jun-20-09 10:12 AM   #34 
              - I support the single-payer gives us a point  PassingFair   Jun-20-09 10:24 AM   #35 
  - Conswervative states, or those from insurance, big money interests.  MarjorieG   Jun-19-09 11:30 AM   #3 
  - None of those states are as conservative as they used to be- it's the CASH, not the voters.  Dr Fate   Jun-19-09 03:03 PM   #21 
  - Because the health insurance industry doesn't want it.  rug   Jun-19-09 11:31 AM   #4 
  - a-yup  PurityOfEssence   Jun-19-09 11:36 AM   #6 
  - Call Call Call  sandnsea   Jun-19-09 11:34 AM   #5 
  - Agreed 100% Call, call call-- the only way that change will happen! nt.  andym   Jun-19-09 02:56 PM   #18 
  - Politico - Claims Defeat Of Healthcare Reform Is Increasingly Possible  TomCADem   Jun-19-09 11:39 AM   #7 
  - The first link is to a diary that completely jumps to conclusions  karynnj   Jun-19-09 12:06 PM   #10 
  - Are they giving up their govt.-sponsored healthcare? nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-19-09 12:24 PM   #12 
  - Because the corporate whores know who's their daddy--he ain't us.  QC   Jun-19-09 12:28 PM   #13 
  - The word socialist has been uttered. They are afraid.  Mass   Jun-19-09 12:30 PM   #16 
  - Source of funding is helping to kill it.  andym   Jun-19-09 02:58 PM   #19 
  - The bottom line is private profits ...  GeorgeGist   Jun-19-09 11:07 PM   #26 
  - In the Senate. Maybe they need to pay attention to the House:  babylonsister   Jun-19-09 11:19 PM   #29 
  - It seems Durbin supports the public option  AbbeyRoad   Jun-19-09 11:46 PM   #31 

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