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  •   Many are benefiting from ACA, and we see stories (3+ / 0-)
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    Louisiana 1976, LilithGardener, Chi

    of that here often.  This diary is not about them.

    Its about those left out.  In New York City.  In the rest of the country.


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    A study released today finds that between 29.8 million and 31.0 million people will remain uninsured after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2016.

    The research team from Harvard Medical School and the City University of New York School of Public Health projects that the demographic composition of today’s uninsured population will change little under Obamacare.

    The share of the uninsured who are U.S. citizens will rise slightly from 80 percent to 81 percent.

    White persons (of all ethnicities) will continue to constitute 74 percent of all uninsured Americans.

    About 59 percent of the uninsured will have incomes between 100 percent and 399 percent of poverty, while 27 percent will have incomes below poverty.

    There are people sick, dying.  We can do better.

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    by divineorder on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 01:12:24 PM PDT

    •  Unfortunately I don't think the medical (0+ / 0-)

      community in New York is that progressive. New York is not only the financial capital of world, it is also the patent capital of the world (NYS), and I dare to guess much of that in NYC concentrated is in medical and health research.

      Weiner is the father of an infant or a 1 year old, right? - It would be very progressive of him to put his kid and his wife's career first for awhile.

      Props to Weiner for choosing to propose something bold and dramatic. (It's the least of what he has to do). But I think he needs to do something for awhile to rehabilitate himself before he gets a chance to advance in politics.

      We have to keep building a strong bench. IMO the best thing for him would be to make himself useful helping other younger progressive Dems get elected - until the whole party is begging him to run for office again, (about when his kids are in high school or leaving for college).

      I'm in the de Blasio camp.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 04:59:17 PM PDT

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    •  Now if he came out and proposed that (0+ / 0-)

      if elected he would set up a public/private partnership to buy Bellevue I would give him second look.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 05:01:32 PM PDT

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