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  •  Actually, yes. (0+ / 0-)

    And one of those lives would be mine - though that argument works better as an indictment of Hillary's 1993 outright betrayal. President Obama may have accomplished the best he could - but if so all that does is spotlight Max Baucus' evil. If - and it is admittedly if - no Obamacare in 2010 could have become single payer in 2013 then the number of lives saved would have been enormous. If Obamacare in 2010 means delaying single payer to 2032 then the saved/lost ratio will definitely be extremely negative. If Obamacare in 2010 means single payer in 2015 (a serious possibility) President Obama will deservedly go down in history with FDR.

    •  you don't know what you are talking about (0+ / 0-)

      You somehow think single payer will save lives. That's absurd. Medicare is a single payer plan and it is in a lot of trouble.

      The real cost driver in the actual health care. That has nothing to do with the entity that pays the bills.

      The health care that you get in this country is most expensive because it is so sloppy and filled with preventable mistakes.  Some 250,000 American die every year from medical mistakes. Think about it.  The ACA is trying to do something to improve the actual care. The deaths that would save dwarfs those in your fevered imagination.

      Add in single payer and that saves not a whit more.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Sat Feb 25, 2012 at 05:45:07 AM PST

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