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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #37)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:16 PM

42. I've looked at polling, but the relevant group to poll here consists of the members of Congress

Look at the Senate. There are not enough Republican seats up to get to 60 Democrats and there is absolutely no chance that even one Republican will vote for that. (In fact, we can not count on every Democrat - as you know.)

I agree that LONG TERM the public could make it a voting issue - but that will not happen this year. Also remember only a third of the Senate is up every year. It takes a long time to change the positions by changing the people.

Here is how I think we get to single payer. The states can get waivers to do what they want and Vermont already wants single payer. Assume that they get this -- and as predicted, their healthcare coverage stays the same or improves and the costs are reduced (or even increased far less than others.) This will lead other states to follow - starting with progressive neighboring states. It is hard to argue against success.

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