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  •  If you add those who disapprove because... (9+ / 0-)

    ...Obamacare does not go far enough (probably the growing Single Payer supporters) to those who approve you probably get a majority.

    The key is to get supporters of Obamacare to understand that it is a step in the direction of Single Payer and work  together to get things done. Harry Reid and the AFL-CIO have said so recently among many others.

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    by Shockwave on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 10:17:15 AM PDT

    •  Just posted this above (1+ / 0-)
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      According to a CNN poll back in May, you do get a 59% probability for the support/expand caucus:

      But most reporting is willfully ignorant of that fact.

    •  No it isn't (1+ / 0-)
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      actually it seals up health care forever as a private-for-profit system.  Is it better than the system's "pre-existing cndition"?  No doubt.  But to believe it somehow opens the door to single payer, or even a public option, is foolish self-delusion.  It is what it is, and to imagine it being anything other than  a Heritage Foundation plan is simply what the Heritage Foundation deliberately designed the program to preclude.

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      by ActivistGuy on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 11:53:49 AM PDT

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      •  It is not delusional to think Obamacare (1+ / 0-)
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        could eventually lead to a single-payer system - or at least something much closer than Obamacare.  Switzerland has had a system based on for-profit insurance for decades.  The country has, over the years, added layers of regulation to the companies offering coverage until now they are more tightly regulated to assure the outcome and coverage the country wants than our government could ever dream of.

        In spite of this tightly regulated market Switzerland spends more on health care than any other EU country offering universal coverage, and in recent years that cost is affecting the country's economic development and becoming a worry to the members of the country's Federal Assembly.  Some of the members are now considering other systems for universal coverage including single-payer systems.

        So a single-payer system could eventually evolve from Obamacare.  It may take decades, however, and we all may be dead before that evolutionary change takes place.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 10:08:19 PM PDT

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