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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 02:18 PM
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Sen. Stabenow rebuts Sen. Bingaman's argument against tying a public option to Medicare
12:19 a.m.: Bingaman opposes Rockefeller's public option on the grounds that it's tied to Medicare for two years, though he supports 'other versions' (i.e. Schumer's)


Support from Ms. Stabenow | 1:06 p.m. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Democrat of Michigan, strongly supports a public option. She says one difficulty is that the United States has multiple systems: one for the armed forces and veterans that is wholly government-run; Medicare, which is single-payer and government-run, and one that is employer-based.

She calls the public option offered by Senators Rockefeller and Schumer the grand compromise that will give people more choice. About 25 percent of Americans who do not have insurance today will probably choose the public option, according to the Congressional Budget Office, and that wont bring down the system.

I dont know what all the fuss is about, she says, noting that CBO says it would save $50 billion for taxpayers over 10 years.

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catbyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 02:32 PM
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1. She's really stepped up since we elected her
I'll have to write her another thank you note. She's been doing great. :toast:

Michigander Diane

Anishnabe and proud
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 02:36 PM
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2. Good on you, Michiganders!
The whole country thanks Senator Stabenow!
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 04:39 PM
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4. That last line says it all.
Edited on Tue Sep-29-09 04:39 PM by ProSense
Baucus, Conrad and Lincoln should be ashamed of themselves.

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Diamonique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 04:54 PM
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5. She had me worried the first couple of years, but she's come around nicely.
Must send her a great big thank you! She'll definitely get my vote again.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 04:38 PM
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3. She has improved.
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