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View Diary: Wyden the likely replacement for Baucus as finance chairman if Democrats hold the Senate in '14 (45 comments)

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  •  Wyden is a decent guy (5+ / 0-)
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    pdx kirk, ferg, llbear, Brecht, Citizenpower

    'Super Dave" is a pretty good Democrat on most issues.  Health Care he's a strange on, but some of his ideas are good even there - namely doing away with employer based insurance.  He's a definite improvement over Baucus.

    •  Doing away with employer-based insurance... (5+ / 0-)
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      pdx kirk, koosah, MrSandman, llbear, Brecht

      ...as long as the replacement isn't a step backward on coverage and as long as there is no pretense that employers will pay higher wages voluntarily if they don't have to pay for health insurance costs.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 01:55:23 PM PDT

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      •  Well his earlier plans (0+ / 0-)

        At universal health insurance were not bad.  It was more or less Obamacare except instead of some people qualifying for the exchanges the tax break employers get for providing HC would be eliminated and everyone would be on the exchanges.  

        However I'm not sure what Wyden was thinking with his more recent collaboration with Paul Ryan.  That idea was a disaster.

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