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  •  this.has.to.stop (5+ / 0-)
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    I am so sorry to hear about this 'with little warning' disruption of your coverage.

    I can only say that this whole issue could be resolved if the gosh-darn (substitute your own chosen expletive here), repugs and general washington bubble people would come to their senses and just go for

    SINGLE PAYOR/PUBLIC OPTION/MEDICARE FOR ALL

    Within DailyKos alone, every single possible comment and rational has been thoroughly discussed as to why it is the only sane alternative.

    Nickel and diming the American public is getting to be a real artform in this country. It's more fun (and obviously quite lucrative) to F--K with us, then to vote and legislate in our best interest.

    Hubbie and I have been watching lots of great british shows via NetFlix and Amazon Prime. Our current Fav is London Hospital. One of the opening naratives is the phrase "Before antibiotics and the NHS", and then it goes on to elaborate on various maladies of the day like 1/7 children dying before the age of 7, etc. It is based on real cases, documentation, and the history of the time in the early 1900's.

    The NHS came into effect somewhere in the 40's as I recall.

    Seventy some years later, and the United States of Corporate America still hasn't gotten the message.

    Why don't we march in Washington?

    I am absolutely fed up.

    My own little story: My rates for hubbie and me on my work-based plan just went up by $100 per month from 600/mo to 700/mo.  This is on a single-income household of less than $33 K per year. We can't pay the property tax, and the school tax and heat our home and stay in the black. And the greedy SOB insurance company wants more.

    I nominate Susan Rice for Secretary of State!

    by karma13612 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 05:57:05 AM PST

    •  There is a massive white collar industry (1+ / 0-)
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      built up around the stupid way financing our medical system works.  THESE are the people that would lose their jobs if the country went to single payer.  Thuglicans claim it's the medical care, the hospitals, the doctors, the nurses that would suffer from the change but they're full of it.  It's the money managers, the paperwork pushers, the actuaries and so on that would suffer as their jobs become pointless.

      That's always the problem with trying to fix a broken system.  There will be big businesses who's entire reason to exist is because of the fashion in which the system is currently broken.  And they will yell and scream bloody murder if it looks like the broken system they're exploiting might get fixed.  This is why "Obamacare" ended up being just a gift to the insurance companies (mandatory customers, oh boy!) instead of an actual national healthcare plan.  It's because that was the only way to get the legislators beholden to their monied interests to go along with it.

      That's also why you'll never see the tax code in the US get simplified to something sane and understandable like it is in most other countries.  It's because doing so would put companies like H&R Block out of business.

      •  I am one of those people who (0+ / 0-)

        seriously believes that if a situation is not fixable, you need to move on. Walk away.

        What happens when it's nearly all the major components of your life, because your country is run by corporations?

        What then?

        There really is no place to turn when every corner says 'do not walk' and every door is closed in your face.

        I have wanted to walk away so many times.
        If I was younger, and not married, I would have looked into Canada.

        But, 58, and married to someone who is already shifted into retirement gear, my options are non-existent.

        save yourself if you can.

        I nominate Susan Rice for Secretary of State!

        by karma13612 on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 10:50:27 AM PST

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    •  Over at Democratic Underground, (0+ / 0-)

      Some of the top thinkers carefully explained, again and again, that the votes for the public option existed. Had Obama pushed for this, it would have happened.

      But a puppet can only do what his handlers ask of him.

      So we citizens ended up with an Act that has over 2,000 pages of material. Much of it onerous. And notice that the health insurers can raise their rates again and again and again!

      Offer your heart some Joy every day of your life, and spread it along to others.

      by Truedelphi on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 03:23:24 PM PST

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