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  •  They support progressive BENEFITS (6+ / 0-)

    For example, you might very well find a plurality of support for "Medicare for all" - perhaps even a majority.  

    But now add in the costs, and I'm NOT just talking about deductions.  Medicare's reimbursement rates would HAVE to be cut to support a Medicare global single payer program- and this place has had a multiple-month freakout over cuts to Medicare even when those cuts have been presented as falling completely on the providers.  

    It doesn't matter so much what people "want" - it matters what they're willing to trade for what they want.

    Full Disclosure: I am an unpaid shill for every paranoid delusion that lurks under your bed - but more than willing to cash any checks sent my way

    by zonk on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 06:30:22 AM PDT

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    •  How true this is, zonk as I have a friend (0+ / 0-)

      who is fully in favor of single payer healthcare but he balks at the idea of any raise in taxes, even for the wealthy.  He is so anti tax but yet in favor of single pay healthcare or medicare for all and to lower the age to be eligible for full social security payments.  

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