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Reply #105: Not in context. Nobody is calling for socialized medicine. [View All]

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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 12:54 AM
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105. Not in context. Nobody is calling for socialized medicine.
In context single payer is the left most position in the debate. It is regrettable that it was not given consideration but there isn't the groundswell of support that many think they see for it. So, it has few dependable votes in the legislature and less than a plurality of solid support in the electorate. Maybe, if more non-voters got of their asses this would have some momentum but the real deal is more people would leave it as is than do something as revolutionary as single payer once the fear machine went full bore. Much more so than now.

You're talking relative extinction for the insurance companies, they'd dump BILLIONS into the media. BILLIONS with a B to stave that off. Going that far with an option plan would probably be an overplay of their hand, an admission they can't provide reasonable service at fair prices.

In the case of the national discussion I believe you are inventing a position that no one is taking to frame yours as middle of the road. I think it is ineffective as it comes of as dishonest despite being technically truthful.

Socializing medicine may be a step that has to be taken too but I can't imagine anyone that checks in on reality from time to time thinks it is something that has much Democratic much less general American support. Not even enough to bring up beyond brainstorming.
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