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Mon Dec 28, 2015, 08:18 PM

Single Payer: I had a visit with my Doctor today.



HE said that he and the other doctors he knows all support SINGLE PAYER!
HE said that they are sick of dealing with Insurance Companies.

My doctor and his buddies support Single Payer. Why Doesn't Hillary?


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Reply Single Payer: I had a visit with my Doctor today. (Original post)
Ferd Berfel Dec 2015 OP
tazkcmo Dec 2015 #1
truedelphi Dec 2015 #2
pnwmom Dec 2015 #3
brooklynite Dec 2015 #4
rurallib Dec 2015 #6
Pharaoh Dec 2015 #14
Ferd Berfel Dec 2015 #20
CharlotteVale Dec 2015 #5
Cassiopeia Dec 2015 #7
gordyfl Dec 2015 #10
Hiraeth Dec 2015 #8
stupidicus Dec 2015 #9
MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #11
rladdi Dec 2015 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2015 #13
SammyWinstonJack Dec 2015 #15
jeff47 Dec 2015 #17
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2015 #18
jeff47 Dec 2015 #16
Doctor_J Dec 2015 #19

Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 08:21 PM

1. She waited for the revolution.

It never came. In contrast to waiting, Sen. Sanders is leading the revolution.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 08:32 PM

2. BERNIE! BERNIE! n/t

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:06 PM

3. Bernie's own state of Vermont couldn't figure out a way to pass single payer,

even with the available funds from the ACA that allowed for the state to substitute single payer for the exchanges.

If even Vermont couldn't get it through their liberal legislature, how do you think we could pass it on a national basis?

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:18 PM

4. It's not that she doesn't support it...it's that she's smart enough to know that...

...right NOW, when the Democrats are still being beaten up about "Obamacare" there is no window for consideration of Single Payer.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:40 PM

6. makes no difference what democrats do on health care

they will get beat up by corporate media and anyone with "R" behind their name.
Time to get a spine and lead on what is right.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 10:11 PM

14. ^^this^^

 

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Response to rurallib (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:54 PM

20. Zackly. There are enough Americans that support it.....so stop trianglulating and be a DAMNED LEADER

If you worry about whether Republicans like you or not NOTHING GOOD WILL HAPPEN


http://www.medicareforall.org/pages/Chart_of_Americans_Support


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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:23 PM

5. A close friend of mine is a doctor who supports single payer.

I worked for her for awhile and she spent huge amounts of time fighting with insurance companies on behalf of her patients.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:43 PM

7. She was for it before the insurance companies

told her to be against it.

Hillary's motivations are really easy to figure out.



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Response to Cassiopeia (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:50 PM

10. That is...

really good.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:45 PM

8. As a general rule, I have found doctors to be far more liberal than pharmicists.

Wonder why that is.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:46 PM

9. yep, she opposes it in principle and practice

 

because she's a 3rdway corporatist and wants to keep the "market" in it

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-zuesse/hillary-clinton-likes-oba_b_4881399.html

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:53 PM

11. Because it won't make it through congress.

 

And, because a good chunk of people don't support it. What have you done to change that, besides posting on an internet forum?

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 10:03 PM

12. Politicians have no idea how insurance works that is why health care in the USA is so screwed up.

Politicians make laws all the time with no background or knowledge of the subject they are dealing with. Most are in office to live off the tax payers for the rest of their lives. they get good pay for doing NOTHING and great benefits.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 10:05 PM

13. I don't call it, "Single Payer"....

 

I call it, "Medicare For All".

Just eliminate the age requirement.

Done.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 10:52 PM

15. That would work.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 12:30 AM

17. Still could use some tweaks

For example, add an out-of-pocket cap for part B and rework part D.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 01:04 AM

18. Those "part B" things were partial privatization....

 

Other countries don't scam and con on healthcare.

We turned healthcare into a multi-trillion dollar industry that drains the rest of the economy and then we claim it would be a multi-trillion dollar blow to the economy to eliminate it.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 12:29 AM

16. Half of my doctor's staff is involved in billing.

He'd far prefer not to have to employ so many people just to wade through all the different insurance companies, and plans within those companies.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 01:16 AM

19. she and the president work for the insurance companies, not the people

 

That's why

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