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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 02:55 PM
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6. And yet people are supposed to love the idea of a public option?
Edited on Mon Dec-13-10 02:55 PM by Recursion
Which would be funded the same way Medicaid is. This is why hospitals and other providers were so set on killing it.
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  -Medicaid Cuts: Teeth Pulled, Transplant Called Off Purveyor  Dec-13-10 02:37 PM   #0 
  - Do not forget--last week it was reported that Texas just wants to  OHdem10   Dec-13-10 02:40 PM   #1 
  - We need single payer. nt  abelenkpe   Dec-13-10 02:40 PM   #2 
  - Yes we do, desperately  DJ13   Dec-13-10 02:42 PM   #3 
  - We could start out by opening it up to the people who can't afford insurance  Recursion   Dec-13-10 02:57 PM   #7 
     - And it's what half the "30 million who will now be covered under this historic law" will be getting  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 04:10 PM   #8 
        - Yep  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:38 PM   #12 
           - Wow, so you're admitting millions are going to get substandard health care under this plan  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 04:42 PM   #15 
              - As opposed to "none" currently  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:45 PM   #17 
                 - What good is 'coverage' if no one accepts it?  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 04:50 PM   #18 
                    - Less likely because insurance companies will lobby to have them kept  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:55 PM   #19 
                       - Why should insurance companies care as long as there's still a mandate?  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 04:57 PM   #20 
                          - Because out of pocket premium cost is capped at 8% of income  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:58 PM   #21 
                             - My pop set up health insurance plans  abelenkpe   Dec-13-10 05:17 PM   #23 
                             - It's definitely an inefficient way to pay for things  Recursion   Dec-13-10 05:19 PM   #26 
                             - That can be changed. eom  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 05:18 PM   #25 
                                - This is a trade off the insurers were willing to accept  Recursion   Dec-13-10 05:28 PM   #28 
  - What's Medicaid, again?  Recursion   Dec-13-10 02:49 PM   #4 
     - At the federal level  abelenkpe   Dec-13-10 04:24 PM   #10 
        - Right, only the Feds can slash benefits  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:42 PM   #14 
           - Cutting porofts, marketing costs and administration  abelenkpe   Dec-13-10 05:11 PM   #22 
              - I think we need to concentrate on providers  Recursion   Dec-13-10 05:17 PM   #24 
  - Maybe we need some HCR  zipplewrath   Dec-13-10 02:50 PM   #5 
  - And yet people are supposed to love the idea of a public option?  Recursion   Dec-13-10 02:55 PM   #6 
  - HCR is going to be adding 15 million new Medicaid enrollees to the system.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-13-10 04:12 PM   #9 
  - Don't I know it  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:43 PM   #16 
  - People love the idea of getting good health care at a fair price  Bluenorthwest   Dec-13-10 04:27 PM   #11 
     - I club baby seals  Recursion   Dec-13-10 04:40 PM   #13 
  - Coming Soon ! to a neighborhood near you.... Frontier Medicine  SoCalDem   Dec-13-10 05:20 PM   #27 

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