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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 10:48 AM
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So it's looking increasingly likely we're going to get screwed, again
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"President Barack Obama's health secretary is suggesting the White House is ready to accept nonprofit insurance cooperatives instead of a government-run public option in a health overhaul plan. A Republican senator says that is worth looking at."

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Oh, and get this, those cooperatives will be run not by the government, but private groups, most likely the insurance industry itself. You can imagine the nightmare that will become, and how much savings we'll see.

So, we're now looking at healthcare "reform" that will mandate that everybody have an insurance policy, and also gives the insurance industry a monopoly. This is going to fail Americans, badly.

It is amazing that with a large majority in the House, a filibuster proof majority in the Senate, and a Democrat in the White House we can't get even the most moderate of health care reforms passed. Instead, we're going to once again be treated to the spectacle of the Democrats caving to their corporate masters, putting their own political careers ahead of what is best for America.

Yes, I'm going to right my representatives(again) and make my views known. I'm going to write the White House and make my views known. But the fact of the matter is that if this atrocity of coops is substituted in for the public option, I'm done with this party. If they can't pull off this most basic of tasks, given their control of two branches of government, then they have proven that they are utterly worthless and no longer deserve to serve in any office.
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