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    insurance companies and Pharma. Remember Pharma agreed to invest $80 billion? And both of those entities have big budgets to lobby Congress, so there was no way they could be left out of the discussion. It just came out last week that while the insurance companies seemed to be going along with everything, AHIP invested millions in lobbying against the ACA. It's a freakin' miracle anything got passed.

    Your left is my right---Mort Sahl

    by HappyinNM on Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 09:38:35 AM PDT

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      ... $80 billion is at stake, then $80 billion will buy a lot of "just one more thing" &  "this is the way we're going to do it."

      I'm sticking with my speculation until presented evidence that suggests otherwise:

      In order to get the ACA passed, Obama & Democrats agreed to convolute the messaging on the ACA.

      That's why the nation is against it.

      If I passed a piece of iconic legislation that was going to define my historical legacy, I would have a team of hundreds poised to stave off all the bullshit from the right wing I knew would be coming.

      And you would too.  It's called common sense.

      Daily Kos Rule of Thumb #1: Any optimistic prediction for a Democratic candidate is a slippery slope to complacency.

      by wyvern on Thu Jun 21, 2012 at 09:48:13 AM PDT

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