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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-26-09 03:45 AM
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15. Starting out asking only for a public option is a good way to guarantee
--that it will be a crappy dumping grounds for the poor and sick. Demand single payer, and if we get a public option it will be more likely to be good.
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  -Why is just starting out with a public option so bad? Shagbark Hickory  May-25-09 09:31 AM   #0 
  - It would hurt the insurance corporations who own our politicians  Triana   May-25-09 09:35 AM   #1 
  - I ask the other question  Fovea   May-25-09 09:51 AM   #2 
  - Comparing to other things...  Shagbark Hickory   May-25-09 10:48 AM   #5 
     - Better is better in some ways, less better in others.  Fovea   May-27-09 12:57 AM   #17 
  - "Getting costs under control"  Coyote_Bandit   May-25-09 09:56 AM   #3 
  - not exactly  Shagbark Hickory   May-25-09 10:45 AM   #4 
  - Ummmm......  Coyote_Bandit   May-25-09 01:11 PM   #8 
  - You can apply your argument to evey other service the government provides.  RC   May-25-09 01:01 PM   #7 
     - Medicare is totally unaceptable, sorry. You can still EASILY go broke with a bee sting on medicare.  Shagbark Hickory   May-25-09 02:08 PM   #9 
        - With co-pays, minimum charges and what ever, private insurance is better, how?  RC   May-25-09 03:29 PM   #13 
  - Because it would cut into the profits of the insurance companies.  YewNork   May-25-09 11:33 AM   #6 
  - I agree 100%  Shagbark Hickory   May-25-09 02:10 PM   #10 
  - Problem is those same insurance companies  sandyd921   May-25-09 03:00 PM   #12 
  - Because we'd like it.  silverweb   May-25-09 02:15 PM   #11 
  - i'm with you. and we should be able to invest extra money in social security, too.  mopinko   May-25-09 04:56 PM   #14 
  - Starting out asking only for a public option is a good way to guarantee  eridani   May-26-09 03:45 AM   #15 
  - makes sense  Shagbark Hickory   May-26-09 05:52 PM   #16 
  - That scenario will never come to pass if insurance companies dictate the shape of the public option  eridani   May-27-09 04:07 AM   #18 

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