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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-10-09 07:29 PM
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1. Small "health care cooperatives" would NOT have the leverage
to negotiate for significant savings from the providers. They would not lower the cost of health care. (That's why Conrad is OK with it - it poses NO risk to insurance company profits.)

This is no kind of a "compromise".
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  -Possible compromise emerges in health care debate babylonsister  Jun-10-09 07:25 PM   #0 
  - Small "health care cooperatives" would NOT have the leverage  annabanana   Jun-10-09 07:29 PM   #1 
  - And they would be shaky economically--  clear eye   Jun-10-09 07:33 PM   #6 
     - Exactly. This is just another neutering attempt to keep any genuine  annabanana   Jun-10-09 07:44 PM   #10 
     - All it takes to realize this is to look at the price difference  Ms. Toad   Jun-10-09 07:51 PM   #11 
        - Your avatar  sandnsea   Jun-10-09 07:54 PM   #13 
           - Sure - I borrowed it from  Ms. Toad   Jun-10-09 08:06 PM   #15 
              - Thank You!  sandnsea   Jun-10-09 09:27 PM   #18 
                 - It's tough.  Ms. Toad   Jun-10-09 10:28 PM   #22 
  - Total BS! n/t  kirby   Jun-10-09 07:30 PM   #2 
  - To Hell with the "gap!!!"  KansDem   Jun-10-09 07:30 PM   #3 
  - Matt Yglesias had a good point about this - it's not a bad idea on its own, BUT...  liberalpragmatist   Jun-10-09 07:30 PM   #4 
  - sounds like incumbants  dweller   Jun-10-09 07:37 PM   #8 
  - I knew they would find a way to screw it up.n/t  Cleita   Jun-10-09 07:32 PM   #5 
  - What fucking good does it do if these "co-ops" still have to purchase from insurance companies?  scarletwoman   Jun-10-09 07:33 PM   #7 
  - The co-ops wouldn't purchase from insurance companies.  Telly Savalas   Jun-10-09 07:40 PM   #9 
     - Thank you. I jumped the gun -- I must admit I didn't read the linked article before I posted.  scarletwoman   Jun-10-09 08:35 PM   #17 
        - The article doesn't provide much in the way of details of how the plan would work.  Telly Savalas   Jun-10-09 10:09 PM   #19 
           - I don't see how such co-ops could possibly compete.  scarletwoman   Jun-10-09 10:25 PM   #20 
  - I get electric from a co-op  sandnsea   Jun-10-09 07:52 PM   #12 
  - Oh Hell no  Mojorabbit   Jun-10-09 08:03 PM   #14 
  - No untriggered public plan? No go. n/t  WeDidIt   Jun-10-09 08:34 PM   #16 
  - Is anyone really surprised by this?  dflprincess   Jun-10-09 10:27 PM   #21 

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