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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:39 PM
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CBO says co-ops are useless
The co-ops are dealt with, in fact, in a passing parenthetical remark:

    (The proposed co-ops had very little effect on the estimates of total enrollment in the exchanges or federal costs because, as they are described in the specifications, they seem unlikely to establish a significant market presence in many areas of the country or to noticeably affect federal subsidy payments.)
The CBO confirms what liberal co-op critics have charged: That they will neither cover many people nor put downward pressure on costs, the two supposed benefits of the public option.

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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:44 PM
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1. thank you
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andym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:02 PM
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2. Need to make blue dogs address this point.
For example, I'm faxing this to "moderate" Senator Feinstein today.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:12 PM
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3. Yup,
but they can't.

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andym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:31 PM
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5. Exactly correct.
But still worth doing.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:18 PM
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4. Just what the health insurance industry ordered from Baucus!
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:40 PM
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6. The CBO said much the same thing about the Puiblic Option (HR 3200).
According to the CBO, LESS than 10 million will be enrolled by 2019.
Obama confirmed this number in his speech last week.

The Public Option specified in HR 3200 will offer so little (or none) price advantage over the For Profit policies, that 3 out of 4 people forced to buy Health Insurance on "The Exchange" will prefer to buy policies from the For Profit Health Insurance Industry.

Obama was entirely correct when he called the Public Option in HR3200 a "tiny sliver".

Health Care Reform WILL be a $Trillion Dollar gift to the For Profit Health Insurance Industry.
That is beyond any real dispute.
We are being allowed to fight over the crumbs.
Never-the less, it is vitally important that we fight for the crumbs, or they will take it all.


"If you give them (For Profit Health Insurance Industry) a seat at the table, they will eat all the food." --John Edwards
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:54 PM
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7. That's the House analysis, which is different from the HELP bill
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