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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:05 PM
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70. The point, again, isd that he failed to try....The crummy bill was almost worse than nothing
I won't go over tactics here, but in my opinion they would have been a lot smarter to start with steps in the direction of real reform. Start with provisions that already had popular support or which could have if Obama and the democrats had sold it smartly.

Irregardless, the basic goal of healthcare reform is to make sure everyone has coverage they can afford. Ity is not to tell them "You hyave to buy coverage whether you can afford it, and prices will continue to be driven by 'the market.'"

There are any number of smaller steps in the right direction that could have been taken that would have done more tangible good for everyone, and made it more likely that further ;progressive reforms could have been accomplished in the future.
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