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  •  You could care less about those left out, (4+ / 0-)

    those  MILLIONS ?  Millions. Face it, the law is a failure for many.

    There is a better way, but we won't be hearing Obama pursuing it.  Based on results, he's too busy doing the bidding of the 1%.

    PNHP Article of Interest

    How Much Could Medicare for All Save You?

    By Rich Smith
    The Motley Fool, July 21, 2013

    SNIP

    The government put a key piece of Obamacare back on the shelf last week, when it announced that companies employing more than 50 workers will have an extra year to begin offering health insurance without facing fines.

    Whether you consider this good news or bad news probably depends on whether you were a fan or a foe of the Affordable Care Act in the first place.

    But could it be that the ACA isn't really needed at all?Could an alternative idea -- "Medicare for all" -- actually do a better job of controlling medical costs, and making health care affordable for Americans? SNIP

    Move Single Payer Forward? Join 18,000 Doctors of PNHP and 185,000 member National Nurses United

    by divineorder on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 11:43:51 AM PDT

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    •  So what will you say when the employer mandate is (0+ / 0-)

      placed back on schedule for 2015? That Obama is no longer doing the bidding of the 1%?

      Your argument is full of holes. The administration say they will put the mandate in place in 2015.

      By the way, why do you care? Aren't you one of those people who is against the plan to begin with as well as the mandate?

      You folk try every means possible to criticize this man, and with all you have been doing for the past 5 years, the President was reelected soundly and is as popular as always.

      I think that's a fail.

      •   You are absolutely right! (2+ / 0-)
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        And he is already virtually dismantling it himself with the recent ACA waiver.  Standby for more of the same...

        But hey, I am looking

        FORWARD.
        Obamacare was touted as being a start.

        Heh.  Well, here's the next step -- HR 676 .

        H.R.676
        Latest Title: Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
        Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] (introduced 2/13/2013)      Cosponsors (45)
        New York City Labor Council endorses H.R. 676
        By Kay Tillow
        Single Payer News, July 21, 2013

        The Executive Board of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, unanimously approved a resolution supporting H.R. 676, national single-payer health care legislation, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers Jr., D-Mich.

        NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez calls this resolution “Labor’s way of standing up for the health and well-being of working men and women and their families,” noting “The national legislation is a true means of controlling ever-increasing health care costs, while ensuring that Americans get the medical care they so desperately need.”

        In the resolution, the Council notes that almost every union is forced to battle and sacrifice to sustain health care benefits for members. The Council also notes that while the United States spends twice as much of our GDP on health care as other developed nations, we remain the only industrialized country without universal health care coverage.

        Move Single Payer Forward? Join 18,000 Doctors of PNHP and 185,000 member National Nurses United

        by divineorder on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 02:43:45 PM PDT

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