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  •  For profit death by spreadsheet is the (10+ / 0-)

    model we need to get away from...OOPS! That kinda went out the window the moment Candidate Obama became President Obama, eh?

    Anyhoo, if you're done with your casual dismissal of real people and their real suffering while you coolly talk of "framing" and what we should stop discussing and how everything's eventual, you might remember that our very best chance of of phasing out EPI was this:

    National Health Insurance Exchange: The Obama plan will create a National Health Insurance Exchange to help individuals who wish to purchase a private insurance plan. The Exchange will act as a watchdog group and help reform the private insurance market by creating rules and standards for participating insurance plans to ensure fairness and to make individual coverage more affordable and accessible. Insurers would have to issue every applicant a policy, and charge fair and stable premiums that will not depend upon health status. The Exchange will require that all the plans offered are at least as generous as the new public plan and have the same standards for quality and efficiency. The Exchange would evaluate plans and make the differences among the plans, including cost of services, public.

    Because people would have chosen that public plan--they were begging for it.

    Just keep talking about how much you support single payer all the while propping up the very policies that feed that status quo.

    I'm done here.

    I shave my legs with Occam's razor.

    by triv33 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 at 07:38:19 PM PDT

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