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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:14 PM
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Not sure how I feel about all this Baucus hate...
...when Kent Conrad surely deserves as much hate!

Apparently co-ops weren't weak enough. He had to fix them to be even weaker for United Health.

Conrad Praises Baucus Bill Which Contains Co-Ops He Proposed After Meeting With United Health Group


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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:15 PM
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1. it is the pleasures of chairmanship.
there will be plenty of spleen venting left over for Kent
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:17 PM
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2. the Co-ops if far worse than not having them - an artificial fix
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:20 PM
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4. Co-opts n/t
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:18 PM
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3. Even if we could get a public option, it won't take effect for years................
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:23 PM
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5. Baucus was paid to leverage a shitty healthcare bill...
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 07:24 PM by CoffeeCat
...but you just have to wonder how damn dumb these insurance companies are.

Do these companies think that just because one bought-and-paid for corporate slut (that's Baucus to you and me)
puts forth a stupid idea--that it will just PASS? Like magic???

Do these corporations even understand that "We The People" are out there? Do they get it? Did they anticipate the
"Oh HELLLL NOOO!" from Republicans and Democrats?

Supposedly, the powerful, mighty insurance lobby (Quick everyone quiver in fear! Hide under the credenza!) spent
days and weeks and months--and so much money--lobbying these politicians. Why, they must have spent millions
to stop healthcare reform!

And Baucus and his bogus plan is what they're betting on? That's what they spent all of that time and money on?

Baucus is their "sure thing" their "ace in the hole". Please.

Pardon me, while I... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:27 PM
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6. I tend to feel it is all by design.
He sets the bar low. Then the heroic real Democrats get street cred for tossing some scraps the people's way in a bill that remains, overall, detrimental to social mobility and health.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:47 PM
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7. This Wall of Shame agrees..
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Marsala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:21 AM
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8. Yes, Conrad was the one whom all the compromises were made for
Baucus himself has said that he doesn't oppose a public option, but Conrad has repeatedly come out against one.
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