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  •  won't the pushback be overwhelming (4+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, elwior, Nulwee, Egalitare

    no matter how they fund it?  That's just my gut feeling, which isn't fact of course.

    The insurance industry and the GOP hate single payer and they will fight it tooth and nail no matter how its funded..

    I'd opposition would be higher if it was funded by some form of flat tax.

    As a member of Courtesy Kos, I am dedicated to civility and respect for all kossacks, regardless of their opinions, affiliations, or cliques.

    by joedemocrat on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:26:28 PM PST

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    •  joe - certainly they will (1+ / 0-)
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      However, NYH is trying to do two things, single payer and a dramatic change in who pays for health care in NY. If I was NYH I would try for single payer and keep the same funding sources and carve out a clear path for premium care. The current proposal will engage the wealthy, and most politically powerful, in a forceful manner. While I like the economics of the NYH structure, I think it's naive politics.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 06:13:40 PM PST

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