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  •  What is "unaffordable" is rising health care costs (7+ / 0-)

    Obamacare offers some hope of controlling them, for examples, by emphasizing primary care, prevention, administrative controls and affordable insurance for basics.

    It's time we shifted the debate to where the real costs are and how they have risen so much more dramatically than consumer prices generally.

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 02:21:54 PM PDT

    •  Absolutely. (3+ / 0-)
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      Much more has to be done, and hopefully what the ACA can do is shift the ground somewhat so reformers can keep pushing.

      There's a lot of complacency, I think, among elected Dems who are thinking, whew, that's behind us now. And fear of treading back into what was really unpleasant ground for them. They can't be complacent now, not in having got this much accomplished, and not in dismissing how much more there is left to be done.

      "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

      by Joan McCarter on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 02:26:18 PM PDT

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      •  The 2010 election was when Democrats feared... (3+ / 0-)
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        ... to brag about ACA, and hunkered down facing the GOP onslaught.

        The Republicans will try to do that again next year. We see the signs already. We must not let them, nor let Democratic candidates flag on this bundle of issues.

        2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

        by TRPChicago on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 03:40:36 PM PDT

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