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Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:39 PM

Question, does the Democratic Party have a plan to improve Obamacare ?

I'm being totally serious. Do they ?

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kacekwl Sep 2017 OP
Warpy Sep 2017 #1
UTUSN Sep 2017 #11
unblock Sep 2017 #2
kacekwl Sep 2017 #3
leftofcool Sep 2017 #4
LexVegas Sep 2017 #5
Hekate Sep 2017 #6
JaneQPublic Sep 2017 #7
Hoyt Sep 2017 #8
JI7 Sep 2017 #9
kacekwl Sep 2017 #10
Ninsianna Sep 2017 #20
kacekwl Sep 2017 #12
Xolodno Sep 2017 #13
betsuni Sep 2017 #14
OhioBlue Sep 2017 #15
pnwmom Sep 2017 #18
betsuni Sep 2017 #19
briv1016 Sep 2017 #16
pnwmom Sep 2017 #17
kacekwl Sep 2017 #21
Madam45for2923 Sep 2017 #22

Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:45 PM

1. Undoubtedly, but they need to get the Republicans out of the way

and then convince party conservatives it's a good idea.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 08:38 PM

11. Says it all, Warpy

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:45 PM

2. step one: win house in 2018

step two: win white house and senate 2020
step three: improve obamacare and a whole lot else!

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 06:56 PM

3. If there is a plan

wouldn't now be the time to bring it ? Maybe at the debate Monday.

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:00 PM

4. I believe plans are a little hard to implement at the moment

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:00 PM

5. You mean "do we"...

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:06 PM

6. Yes we do. It was never envisioned as the final word. nt

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:30 PM

8. Public Option and increased subsidies. Not a chance unless we win elections.

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:34 PM

9. They have things but they would need to have hearing with experts

 

And that's why control of congress is important.

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 07:37 PM

10. Not talking about single payer I'm asking about a plan to fix the things about

Obamacare that need fixing. Is there a plan ?

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 23, 2017, 03:13 AM

20. It sounds like you're asking if there is a renovation plan when we're trying to keep the

house from burning down.

priorities.

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 09:16 PM

12. Sounds like that's a no.

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 10:57 PM

13. According to Senator Al Franken on Jimmy Kimmel last night, yes.

He even stated it was bipartisan and was moving along, that is until, McConnell shut it down.

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Sat Sep 23, 2017, 12:15 AM

14. Yes.

The Democratic Party's candidate for president last year did (bring back the public option). Democrats this year have proposed plans: cost of prescription drugs, setting up a reinsurance program for flagging exchanges, public option; some Democrats think that a legislative fix isn't necessary, that if Republicans wouldn't sabotage the law it would work. From the Atlantic: "The Democrats ideas fall roughly into two categories: proposals that might attract support from Republicans as part of a short-term fix if the repeal effort fails, and those that will be viable if the party can retake one or both chambers of Congress in 2018."

You see, if you search for "Democrats plans to fix the ACA" you can find lots of information about this. You're welcome.

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Response to betsuni (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 23, 2017, 12:53 AM

15. That does not speak well for the party - that one has to google to find out what the Dem plans are

They need a message and fast, one that we all know and can repeat. The Rs campaigned on "repeal and replace" - easy to remember, but completely meaningless - I know.... but in our current society with a 20 second attention span, we need something that defines the Dem plan that is easily repeatable and will reach voters. I don't know the answer, but I to hope our party leaders find something that encapsulates the Dem plan that is easy for voters to grab onto

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Response to OhioBlue (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 23, 2017, 01:29 AM

18. Hillary wanted it "fix the ACA" and "empower states with a public option".

Is that simple enough for you?

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Response to OhioBlue (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 23, 2017, 02:45 AM

19. Well, I don't live in the U.S. so don't have newspapers, TV, radio, other people to talk to ...

to know what's going on with American politics. If I can find out by googling and watching YouTube videos, why don't Americans who LIVE there seem to know? I don't get it. I see these posts asking why Democrats didn't do this or haven't done that, and wonder what the point is. That the MSM isn't telling them? Since when have the MSM been fair with liberals, been interested in anything but profits? Whenever I see ABC's Nightline and a program full of pop stars and reality TV, I feel bad for Ted Koppel.

People these days have computer machines and cable TV. I know what Democrats stand for without slogans and don't understand why other people don't. It makes me feel cranky.

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Sat Sep 23, 2017, 12:56 AM

16. 19 red States have failed to expand Medicaid under the ACA.

That sounds like a good place to start.

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Sat Sep 23, 2017, 01:27 AM

17. Hillary did. She had pages and pages on her website. Did you ever look at it?

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #17)

Sat Sep 23, 2017, 02:30 PM

21. My point in all this is that everyone seem to have their shorts in a bunch

afraid of Bernie not supporting Obamacare talking about single payer instead. But if we are to have a successful debate there has to be a plan to fix the things that need fixing. You know damn well the repukes will bring these real and imagined problems up . So I don't recall a specific plan to do this. I will go back and see what Hillary said but we need to be prepared.

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Response to kacekwl (Original post)

Sat Sep 23, 2017, 02:31 PM

22. HRC had pages on this & she could f*ckin' explain it.

 

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0. Question, does the Democratic Party have a plan to improve Obamacare ?

I'm being totally serious. Do they ?

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