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  •  Debt is one thing that is a commonality (3+ / 0-)
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    congenitalefty, Mimikatz, mad cat

    and something that we are often "in the closet" about that is closely tied to class and also has a lot of shame around it.

    Maybe that's a starting point?

    If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

    by AoT on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 02:24:20 PM PDT

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    •  Losing Single Payer (4+ / 0-)

      Really set us back.  Can anyone defend the 55+ Medicaid Clawback?

      And what's so reprehensible about ObamaCare is that they force you into Medicaid. No options if that's how the eligibility plays out; if you want to risk a piece-of-crap policy so you can pass on your house to your kids, you can't do that. Yet another path to downward mobility! Of course, this only applies to the poorest, ObamaCare being ObamaCare.

      NOTE Yet one more reason why single payer Medicare for All is the only fair solution.

      Read through the comments and discover the clawback is the legacy of Bill Clinton with VP Al Gore breaking a tie to pass it.  Health care is no longer discussed other than occasional fluffing with ignores the real problems such as above.
      •  it isn't lost yet (1+ / 0-)
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        shaharazade

        states are looking at it. The Oregon legislature just voted to study it.

        ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

        by James Allen on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 08:12:21 PM PDT

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      •  Expand the VA and use it as a model (1+ / 0-)
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        splashoil

        Ongoing conditions are a big part of the rising costs of healthcare and the VA mostly deal with that. When funded well and run well they have a good success rate. The southwest region is a one of the best and people there know it so it would go over well. I'd bet a lot of people in the south probably have a decent opinion of it too.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 08:16:00 PM PDT

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