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  •  Too late for single payer (0+ / 0-)

    The choice was made two years ago to ignore the only possible way to get to universal healthcare and go with  insurance corp profits instead.  Our path leads to concierge medicine and implosion for everybody else.

    •  I think it's inevitable, just a matter of when. (2+ / 0-)
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      adrianrf, Ghost of NY

      Yes, there will be a period of healthcare chaos because we've refused to embrace single payer, but health insurance companies were driving themselves out of business with ever pricier rates that kept shrinking the customer base.  

      They fought like mad to turn the ACA into something that would save them, but thanks to one simple sticking point that managed to survive the Blue Dogs, the mandated profitability isn't enough for them.  Yes, private insurance companies are given a guaranteed profit margin, subsidized at taxpayer expense, but it's not enough for the greedheads who run and own the companies, and so insurance companies are beginning to drop out of various markets.

      So we're going to come to that greater crisis point, where far more Americans are getting far less healthcare, and the fight will boil up again, and the government will have nothing they can do that will make any difference UNLESS they start offering a public option that will continue to expand as more and more companies abandon the field as not being profitable enough.

      •  Toe in the door and push, push, push (0+ / 0-)

        It's the aggressive door-to-door salesman's technique. And they used it because it works.

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 10:15:50 AM PST

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