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  •  I agree that's what we have to try to do (1+ / 0-)
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    going forward.  But it would have been real helpful if the president had laid some groundwork for that by advocating more - like for instance a Medicare buy-in as one option in the exchanges - even if he had to give that away in the end to get a deal.

    It absolutely boggles me that someone who has demonstrated such extraordinary political ability in campaigns doesn't see the political value in making the case for something better than the compromise you're likely to get.

    “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

    by jrooth on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:50:07 AM PDT

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    •  I think they saw the best way is to allow states (0+ / 0-)

      to develop their own "public options" or single payer systems.
      That's eventually how we're going to see progressive evolution on this.

      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Wed May 01, 2013 at 03:32:44 PM PDT

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