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  •  This is a problem with politics (13+ / 0-)

    When you remove any political label on a program and judge it on its merits, you can that both Democrats and Republicans can actually agree on many things.

    I have had many debates with my Republican relatives who attack Obamacare, then when I ask them what they should do instead, they end up coming up things that are pretty similar to Obamacare.  Some even propose single payer solutions to the healthcare system, then get upset that Obama didn't push for that.

    It drives me crazy, but I guess we will get the last laugh when Republicans unwittingly sign up and start defending Obamacare.

    •  Agree (2+ / 0-)
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      caryltoo, Subterranean

      It seems there is just this natural tendency in this country to make everything so damn and unnecessarily complicated.  We have a national healthcare system already in place, Medicare (and Medicaid), just get rid of the age (and income) stipulations and everyone is covered.  Maybe it's not so simple, but I'm skeptical that's it's so complicated.

      The Democrats care about you after you're born. --Ed Schultz

      by micsimov on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 01:39:47 PM PDT

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      •  That would have cut out the parasitic middlemen (0+ / 0-)

        known as insurance companies and there were a slew of lobbyists making sure that didn't happen. Unfortunately. Maybe somewhere down the line when this doesn't contain costs as effectively as it should congress will revisit medicare for all as the solution.

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