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    •  Thanks for the link. Cenk in high rant dudgeon. (2+ / 0-)
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      Alice Marshall, tardis10

      Sadly, its hard to know what Obama Admin wants because they ( like many other politicians) prevaricate  so much during campaign season.  

      At any rate, our jobs as progressives is to speak loudly and effectively for  expanding medicare for all.

      Thats what the 18,000 physicians/members of PNHP are doing....

      Here's a fabulous segment with far more facts than the one you link.

      Up with Chris Hayes
      PNHP's Dr. Claudia Fegan on 'Up with Chris Hayes'


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      Dr. Claudia Fegan, past president of Physicians for a National Health Program and chief medical officer at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, appeared on MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" on Nov. 24 as part of a panel that included Dr. Donald Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Jacob Hacker, professor at Yale University; Joy Reid, an MSNBC regular contributor; and Josh Barro, a journalist at

      This 3-minute excerpt focuses on the planned expansion of Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, how the ACA will shift current federal DSH payments now going to safety-net hospitals to individuals enrolled in the Medicaid program, and how some enrollees may have difficulty finding providers willing to take them as patients.

      Later in the program, in a segment on cost control, Dr. Fegan speaks about her skepticism that the ACA will be able to control costs and, by way of contrast, notes the huge administrative savings a single-payer system would yield -- enough to provide quality care to all.
      The full segment is available here.

      Move Single Payer Forward? Join 18,000 Doctors of PNHP and 185,000 member National Nurses United

      by divineorder on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 04:44:03 PM PST

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