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Reply #96: I disagree. The Public Option was a big deal, and a lot of folks-rightly or wrongly-felt had. [View All]

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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 01:37 PM
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96. I disagree. The Public Option was a big deal, and a lot of folks-rightly or wrongly-felt had.
Edited on Wed Nov-03-10 01:38 PM by Warren DeMontague
We were promised a fight for it, and it looked to a lot of people like it was secretly bargained away in the early stages of the process.

It was a meaningful point to the whole issue, even if it contained as much symbolic as actual value- and once it was gone a lot of folks on our side felt like we were left with nothing but a mandate to buy into the insurance industry.

Now, I disagree on that, as well- as someone with a niece who has a serious Pre-existing condition, I understand that the imperfect bill we passed DOES contain significant improvements. But I think we lost more than we gained when we gave up on that one particular point.

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