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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 05:13 PM
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9. The "nothing" also means no mandate.
It's the idea of insurance being mandatory without a public option to make it affordable that's the problem. I suspect that most people who are saying "Public option or nothing!" are thinking of the mandate. If it becomes mandatory to purchase insurance, but people can't afford it thanks to the lack of a public option, then where does that leave us?
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  -what I'm trying to sort out in my own mind: bain_sidhe  Aug-16-09 05:01 PM   #0 
  - I pay $200.oo per month in health care costs right now  mdmc   Aug-16-09 05:04 PM   #1 
  - you are lucky, we pay $1405/month for COBRA  crazy_vanilla   Aug-16-09 05:10 PM   #6 
     - That is about what I would pay for COBRA..  mdmc   Aug-16-09 05:19 PM   #12 
  - But a bill without a public option  WeDidIt   Aug-16-09 05:05 PM   #2 
  - Thanks for speaking the truth about this.  Cleita   Aug-16-09 05:08 PM   #5 
  - Since Obama is not in residence and not giving signals  Warpy   Aug-16-09 05:07 PM   #3 
  - But so far none of the bills have a public option that will do anything. The House bill  John Q. Citizen   Aug-16-09 05:20 PM   #13 
  - Come back promptly with smaller measures which fix specific problems piecemeal.  sharesunited   Aug-16-09 05:08 PM   #4 
  - My Congressman is a die hard repuke and won't budge  ayeshahaqqiqa   Aug-16-09 05:12 PM   #7 
  - If a public option cant pass now, people arent desperate enough  DJ13   Aug-16-09 05:13 PM   #8 
  - The "nothing" also means no mandate.  Lyric   Aug-16-09 05:13 PM   #9 
  - Subsidizing private insurance to the tune of a trillion dollars a decade.  John Q. Citizen   Aug-16-09 05:15 PM   #10 
  - Good point  bain_sidhe   Aug-16-09 05:17 PM   #11 
  - my question on this is the fine print.... they may not be able to deny you, but  ejpoeta   Aug-16-09 06:41 PM   #18 
     - That's part of the reform that's being proposed too  bain_sidhe   Aug-16-09 06:54 PM   #19 
        - i'd bet they have a whole department of people who find 'exceptions' to anything....  ejpoeta   Aug-16-09 06:56 PM   #20 
  - that's exactly what i am thinking. if we are mandated to buy into the system as it is  ejpoeta   Aug-16-09 06:38 PM   #17 
  - The insurance co. want a mandate and co-op control.  ipaint   Aug-16-09 05:23 PM   #14 
  - OH! Good point!  bain_sidhe   Aug-16-09 06:15 PM   #16 
     - Here is a good article on what ins co's are facing in the years to come  ipaint   Aug-16-09 08:38 PM   #21 
        - Excellent post. Thanks. n/t  Laelth   Aug-16-09 08:55 PM   #22 
  - What about the 1 trillion dollar reform?  Jack Sprat   Aug-16-09 05:27 PM   #15 
  - Not!  obliviously   Aug-16-09 09:10 PM   #23 

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