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ipaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 05:23 PM
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14. The insurance co. want a mandate and co-op control.
If nothing passes the ins. co's face a mass migration out of private ins. into medicare by the baby boomers. That is what the ins. companies don't want. The ins co's also know the longer health care in this country remains broken the likelier people will be pushing for a canadian style/medicare for all system. They will avoid that at all costs.

They are pretty much in control so I believe co-ops and a mandate will pass. 45 million new customers and the chance to create and run a regionally based co-op system nationwide is the goal.
Also that co-op system would be a perfect option to privatize medicare into. This would give ins. companies 45 million new customers immediately and tens of millions of medicare baby boomers down the road. It's a win - win for the private ins. industry. A lose - lose for americans.
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