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  •  Single Payer will be what replaces the ACA... (4+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, annieli, ChadmanFL, averybird

    ...when SCOTUS kills it.

    Single Payer is the talk of the town;

    Repugs start by saying that healthcare is NOT a right, it's a privilege.  You are on your own baby so better have some dough to pay or you'll have to declare bankruptcy.

    Single Payer is the only way out of this mess we call the healthcare "system" in America.

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    by Shockwave on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 10:17:49 AM PDT

    •  That's Like Calling for the Impeachment of Scalia. (6+ / 0-)
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      Shockwave, annieli, TJ, lgmcp, TexasTom, Monitor78

      (And removal).

      It's Constitutional but it can never physically happen.

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      by Gooserock on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 10:23:27 AM PDT

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    •  Well, health care is a privilege (4+ / 0-)

      Just ask any retired Republican or Democratic Congresscritter getting it on your tax dollars.

      •  Or Any Retiree Sitting On Medicare... (2+ / 0-)
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        ...which would include moi. We were self-insured for 15 years and, my goodness! it was expensive and getting expensiver every year with higher deductibles and crummier coverage.

        You are never going to end Medicare and I doubt that it'll ever be possible to repeal ACA. Hope not and I hope that single payer spreads to the entire population.

        This is an issue solely for demagoguery. Nada mas.

        Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it. My elders are the tributaries, and everything they thought and every struggle they went through & everything they gave their lives to flows down to me-Utah Phillips

        by TerryDarc on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 05:47:06 PM PDT

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        •  That's what bugs me with Ryancare (2+ / 0-)
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          If they want to try and dismantle Medicare have the guts to start it RIGHT NOW and not in 10 or 20 years.  They put in that lag time in order to keep the current retirees who don't give a shit about future generations supporting the Ryan scam.  Most seniors aren't like that but I've met a lot of them who are.  They flat-out don't care about future generations so long as THEY get Medicare.

    •  Problem is (0+ / 0-)

      My hope has always been that states would start their own single-payer that would eventually spread and create a push for national single-payer.  We've already seen the beginnings of this in Vermont and in states like California where it's come close to passing.  Unfortunately is the ACA gets tossed so to does single-payer in the states since they will no longer be afforded the right to apply for a waiver to implement their own single-payer.

    •  It's the rational approach, and the best (0+ / 0-)

      for consumers. But it basically means the dismantling or radial re-structuring of the for-profit insurance industry, and that was not something either Democrats or Republicans was able to serious consider. How we get there from where we currently are is not at all clear to me.

    •  Delusional (0+ / 0-)
      Single Payer will be what replaces the ACA when SCOTUS kills it.
      Pass us what you are smoking. If the ACA is struck down, we won't see healthcare reform (much less single-payer) for a generation.


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      Want to end too big to fail banks? Then move your money and they will no longer be too big.

      by Lestatdelc on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 09:08:55 PM PDT

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