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  •  I hope they repeal it, and replace it with (6+ / 0-)

    a single payer plan.....as if!

    Sent via African Swallow carrying a coconut

    by ipaman on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 06:08:36 PM PST

    •  The foots in the door. nt (4+ / 0-)

      Fuck Big Brother...from now on, WE'RE watching.

      by franklyn on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 06:14:34 PM PST

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    •  If all the repugnican Governors...... (3+ / 0-)

      ....let responsibility for exchanges fall to the federal government, maybe that would offer the chance of MEDICARE FOR ALL!!!

      One can hope.......

      "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke

      by CyberDem on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 06:34:06 PM PST

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    •  It can't come soon enough (1+ / 0-)
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      The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains. – Paul Simon, "Train In The Distance."

      by Omir the Storyteller on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 06:46:48 PM PST

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    •  I too wonder if these companies who will play (2+ / 0-)
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      games, will just lead to more exposure at how much the public is subsidizing their businesses.

      For Walmart, there was a diary yesterday posting that the number of workers who are on food-stamps, medicaid, or other public assistance means that the Taxpayers are supporting Walmart at over $400,000 per store, each year.

    •  Public Option may already be in place (3+ / 0-)

      Most recently a Daily Kos Diary titled: A Shocking Obamacare Fact No One Realizes disclosed that the rethugs may have been punked at their own game and that over the next 12-18 months we may well see what will pass as a "Public (need I say/suggest single payer) Health Care Plan" that will be managed by the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

      The previous Diary describes this multistate health plan as follows:

      "The national plans will compete directly with other private insurers and may have some significant advantages, including a federal seal of approval. Premiums and benefits for the multistate insurance plans will be negotiated by the United States Office of Personnel Management, the agency that arranges health benefits for federal employees."

      "The federal standards will pre-empt state rules in at least one respect: the national health plans will automatically be eligible to compete against other private insurers in the new exchanges, regardless of whether they have been certified as meeting the standards of those exchanges."

      In summation, there is no pure public option. However, a non-profit option (that will be just as good as the public option) was snuck in and camouflauged. The non-profit option has the pure public option's spirits.

      Given many Rethug/Red states are opting not to establish State Health Insurance Exchanges, we may see the Red States leading the way in their residents electing health insurance coverage through this multistate health plan to be overseen/operated by the OPM.  

      P.S.  The apparent genius of this multistate plan/approach is the fact that as to be eligible to participate in the multistate program, insurers must be licensed in every state, the Government Employees Health Association recently bought a company that has the licenses it would need and accordingly will operate as any other major health insurance provider.
         

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