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denimgirly Donating Member (929 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-07-10 03:21 PM
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7. "Congratulations, everyone get's a free BMW....but now give me the money for the car...or ELSE!"
Edited on Sun Mar-07-10 03:24 PM by denimgirly
Cenk Uygur gave this great analogy. Unless there is true cost containment then this mandated structure, although good for people with high-risk conditions, is a godsend for those republicans seeking wins this midterm -- no one likes mandates. Public Option (at the very least) is a cost saving measure, not gimmicks like half-baked watchdogs to control the levels of rate increases each year. Selling mandates without smoething like a public option is suicidal for elections.

If you think people will be able to afford healthcare you are dellusional or misinformed.
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  -Two original "NO" votes - Baird (WA) and Altmire (PA) - might be warming to health care reform bill. jefferson_dem  Mar-07-10 10:36 AM   #0 
  - Ye-ah..if a lot of us "ran the Universe" it would  Cha   Mar-07-10 01:14 PM   #1 
  - Democratic Fence-Sitters Hint at Possible Support of Health Bill (The Hill)  jefferson_dem   Mar-07-10 01:29 PM   #2 
  - A popular judge (R) is running against Altmire in the fall. If he votes against the HC bill,  AlinPA   Mar-07-10 06:45 PM   #13 
     - Thanks for the field report.  jefferson_dem   Mar-07-10 07:00 PM   #14 
        - See post #12 below.  AlinPA   Mar-07-10 07:57 PM   #17 
  - The correct terminology is 'Health Insurance Reform' bill  IndianaGreen   Mar-07-10 01:31 PM   #3 
  - Millions of Americans will be able to AFFORD health care for perhaps the first time in their lives.  jefferson_dem   Mar-07-10 01:38 PM   #4 
  - "Congratulations, everyone get's a free BMW....but now give me the money for the car...or ELSE!"  denimgirly   Mar-07-10 03:21 PM   #7 
  - dellusional (sic) or misinformed, huh?  jefferson_dem   Mar-07-10 03:50 PM   #10 
  - Using the car analogy, we are being forced to buy a Yugo at BMW prices  IndianaGreen   Mar-07-10 06:23 PM   #11 
  - 30 millions will get HC, and other millions will pay more to  golfguru   Mar-07-10 07:05 PM   #15 
  - This legislation won't make a dent in health care bankruptcies- and will force tens of millions  depakid   Mar-07-10 08:47 PM   #18 
     - Thanks.  jefferson_dem   Mar-07-10 08:54 PM   #19 
  - At least if u buy Insurer's stocks you will be in good shape to make money too.  denimgirly   Mar-07-10 03:16 PM   #6 
  - I see that my Dad is getting to Jason Altmire...  AnnieBW   Mar-07-10 02:11 PM   #5 
  - Good for your Dad!  Jennicut   Mar-07-10 03:33 PM   #8 
  - Altmire is a UPMC lobbyist. nt  AlinPA   Mar-07-10 06:43 PM   #12 
     - Yeah, he knows where his bread is buttered  AnnieBW   Mar-07-10 07:49 PM   #16 
  - My bet is Pelosi has a few congresscritters in reserve.  backscatter712   Mar-07-10 03:46 PM   #9 

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