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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:17 PM
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"Universal Single Payer Healthcare" is a real mouthful. What else can it be called?
I like "socialized medicine" simply and solely because it makes heads explode. I also know it is a misnomer and not the same thing at all.

So what do we call it?
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:17 PM
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1. The Answer.
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Nightflurry Donating Member (132 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:18 PM
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2. Right to Life
Oops, that's taken.
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katsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:31 PM
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11. ROFL!
And welcome :hi:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:30 PM
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26. GREAT ANSWER!!!!
:thumbsup:
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:57 PM
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31. Smart idea, because that's the truth.
How can anyone oppose a program that fulfills REAL Pro-Life values?
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:19 PM
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3. Health Care For All. nt
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:20 PM
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4. A family doctor for everyone
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terryg11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:20 PM
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i like socialized medicine too, for the same reason
but what about "more efficient health care"?

EZ health care

health care done right

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The Traveler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:20 PM
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5. Life Care
If there is a right to life (and there certainly is ... the debate is over when that clock starts ticking) then there is a right to life care.

Trav
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:22 PM
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6. SMART Health Care
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:24 PM
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7. Civilized? n/t
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:24 PM
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8. Compassionate medicine.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:25 PM
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9. AmeriCare
n/t
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:19 PM
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24. That is what we have now because no one else has or want it.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:27 PM
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10. MSI, Medical Security Insurance
Get people to think of social security and how it functions, and then tell them the medical bills will be paid the same as their social security check. MSI just pays the bills, they don't direct your health care any more than social security directs your retirement.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:32 PM
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12. As a practical matter, I like your idea.
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:53 PM
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20. That would actually be pretty good.. It would just appear on your pay
stub as another fee they take out before you get the actual pay. You get a card and you get to go where you want and access all your needs... Sounds ok to me.. AND if your out of work or laid off.. they can switch you over to the medicare side.. because that's the one you use when your not paying into the system.. Sounds pretty good. I think children and retirees would be in medicare side, while adults would be on the Medical Security Side.. and the funds would cover the entire Universal Healthcare System. AND employers would have to pay a fee for each employee based on size and the money they make.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:31 PM
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27. Very good idea...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:33 PM
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13. Unihealth.
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:36 PM
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14. Freedom.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:37 PM
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15. Call it "The Platinum Plan" -- sounds high status, and everyone will want in. (nt)
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:46 PM
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17. I think you're onto something. (nt)
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:42 PM
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29. I know one guy who'd like the name ...


"This segment is for Platinum Members only. If you chew your own food, leave the room"

"If your school doesn't end in 'Prep,' 'Academy' or your own last name, run along."

"If you're not a platinum member, change the channel, QVC is doing an hour of dog sweaters"

"If you only get necessary surgery, flip over to Wheel of Fortune."

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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:43 PM
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16. Musketeer Medical Insurance. One for all and all for one!
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amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:48 PM
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18. humane, nt
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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:49 PM
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19. Care USA
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:07 AM
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35. I like this very much. It's very value laden. Positive. Unifying. Clear.
simple. Universal. Patriotic . . .
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varelse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:54 PM
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21. Universal health care
Health care of, by, and for the people :P
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:08 PM
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22. Noncommercial medicine?
Noncommercial health care?

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area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:10 PM
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23. Sanity. (n/t)
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:29 PM
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25. Guaranteed Healthcare? It is actually Socialized Medicine...and I agree
that I like the idea of the heads exploding when they hear it.
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:37 PM
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28. NHS
Works in the UK . . .
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:51 PM
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30. It's not Socialized because the government doesn't own or operate the means of health care
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 11:58 PM by patrice
production.

Private commercial or not-for-profit entitities still provide the health care. The government administers the insurance that pays for the health care in order to achieve cost efficiencies. It would be good if the name reflected those cost efficiencies PLUS the paradigm shift away from the strictly medical model toward a HEALTH model.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:58 PM
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32. SINGLE PAYER
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ContinentalOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:59 PM
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33. "Single payer" is fine. I'm not sure that the "Universal" is necessary. Seems redundant. -nt-
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:02 AM
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34. It's socialized insurance, not socialized medicine
A public/private partnership
A public good, like roads, fire and police
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:09 AM
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36. Medicare for everyone. n/t
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:16 AM
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37. actual health care.
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