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  •  Well, first off, it wasn't a "massive revamp" (0+ / 0-)

    Not even close to what we need. It was a very moderate bill that was identical to reforms promoted by Republicans less than a decade ago. And in fact, ALL the talk from the right has been about exactly what you seem to think no one is talking about "Is this what government is designed to do?" And in contradiction of what they believed a decade ago, their answer is a resounding "NO." That is the frame the media is pushing – that this is not the legitimate role over government and that therefore the health of our nation should continue in the stranglehold of greedy insurance companies.

    We're not hearing anything from the other side.  And the antis have ruthlessly lied their point of view into the public's mind. We end up with hideous ballot initiatives like the just-passed Ohio "repeal" of the Affordable Care Act, in a landslide. But beware the spin that Ohioans hate the ACA. It's because it was clear to only the most educated and informed voters that that was even what this ballot initiative was about because of the lying language placed on the ballot by the Republicans in control of the state.

    If ever the media allowed an open and honest discussion about what health-care reform does and if only the Democrats were able to get their message across (partly their fault), i think you would see a strong majority support it.

    Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

    by anastasia p on Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 08:00:06 AM PST

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