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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:51 PM

Another side of Nancy Pelosi

We spent time in the National Memorial AIDS Grove in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park today. It's a verdant, peaceful grove of remembrance and contemplation; made more so by our recent rains. At the entrance is a stone plaque placed in the walkway leading down into the grove. It honors Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. For those with small screens or reading difficulty, I'll quote it here:

In Honor of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Who worked tirelessly on behalf of people with Aids. Was instrumental in securing national status for the Aids Memorial Grove in 1996, and has spent many hours tending this garden of serenity, renewal, and hope.

"Thousands of people have died in San Francisco, millions in the world. The point of the grove is to remember them, one at a time."
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

In commemoration of twenty-five years of service to the people of San Francisco and the United States of America as a Congressional Representative.

Dedicated on World Aids Day, December 1, 2012

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NBachers Sunday OP
tblue37 Sunday #1
Docreed2003 Sunday #2
DontBooVote Sunday #3
smirkymonkey Sunday #4
ProudProgressiveNow Sunday #5
spanone Sunday #6
okaawhatever Sunday #7
Hekate Sunday #8
LW1977 Sunday #9
Cha Sunday #10
calimary Monday #11
crazytown Monday #12
mjvpi Monday #13
crazytown Monday #15
ehrnst Monday #16
SleeplessinSoCal Monday #14
mcar Monday #17
malaise Monday #18

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:54 PM

1. K&R for visibility. nt

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:01 PM

2. K&R

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:03 PM

3. K&R!

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:14 PM

4. K&R

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:25 PM

5. KR NT

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:27 PM

6. K&R...👍🏼

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:33 PM

7. K & R NT

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:37 PM

8. KnR

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:38 PM

9. KnR

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:43 PM

10. Mahalo for this beautiful tribute

to Nancy Pelosi's dedication to helping People with Aids.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:30 AM

11. Just another reason to live and respect her.

Thanks for posting this, NBachers. What a nice thing to learn!

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:36 AM

12. K&R

Nancy is a hero.

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:43 AM

13. This drives home what a true national hero she is.

It’s a righteous big stick she carries.

This makes her presentation that she did for Blue Cross Blue Shield all the more curious. It was reported that she told the group that single payer health care is not on the table. Especially in light of helping people with AIDS, private health insurance companies have failed our country. The current health care paradigm is something that has entrenched during her time in politics. It’s a good reminder that all of us need to keep pushing even our finest leaders to do what’s right.

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Response to mjvpi (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 02:05 AM

15. It all depends what Single Payer means.

The ACA can make ‘Medicare for All’ available to all as a buy in at the exchanges - a public option. If Medicare gets the right to bargain with healthcare providers and drug companies, it will wipe basic or ‘Bronze’ private insurance off the map. Over time Medicare coverage would be extended.

A Medicare buy-in would cost the federal budget nothing - It would be priced priced to fully recover costs and subsidies,

Keeping ‘Medicare for All’ off the the books frees congress to apply new tax revenue to the task of rebuilding and transforming infrastructure, education, research, and energy.

Putting a compelling public option into the ACA would be straightforward. It was there in the early drafts. I suspect that this is route favored by Speaker Pelosi.

Here’s what Bernie had to say about Taxpayer Funded Single Payer in 2010

Sanders: Single Payer Never Had A Chance. “It would have had 8 or 10 votes and that’s it” There were about 50 votes “to include a public option”

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/sanders-single-payer-never-had-a-chance


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Response to mjvpi (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:00 AM

16. There are other ways to get to Universal Health Care coverage than single payer.

Most of the rest of the world gets to UHC via a hybrid of public/private mechanisms.

She is supporting UHC, as per the Democratic party, which doing what is right. To say that she is not isn't really fair, or correct.

Also:

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/05/voters-who-like-medicare-for-all-may-not-like-single-payer.html

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 01:03 AM

14. I recall seeing a street named after her in GG Park in 2012

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:11 AM

17. K&R

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:52 AM

18. K & R

for truth

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