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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:37 AM

19. Basically because he thought that it was a measure he could get through the Republican Congress

He figured that since it was a Republican plan, the Republicans would support it. It was blindingly obvious that the best course, a single payer plan such as the British NHS or Health Canada or the system they have in Germany, would never fly -- after all, to a conservative, what is more important, affordable health coverage for the American people or the profits of the health insurance companies?

No, he went for what he thought he could get. Politics, the art of the possible.

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