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  •  Why would this matter? (0+ / 0-)

    So you can use a "Oh well, it must be nice to be rich enough to afford insurance" attack to try and disqualify the author and thereby debase his argument without the need to actually articulate one yourself?  So weak....

    I agree with the diarist in that this is not the end-result we all want in the Health Care Reform fight but I am MILES away from using the word "hate".

    1.  This was a realistic achievement.  We do not have super-majorities in both houses.  We can not railroad ideal policy through the legislative process.  We can all dream the impossible dream, but we need to actually be able to get things done in DC.  ...and we did.

    2.  Single-payer vs Insurance Co.'s aside there are other key issues of policy and principles that have now been forced into the mainstream norms.  Pre-existing condition exclusions are immoral.  Period.  Life-time caps are cruel.  Period.  High-deductible no-insurance insurance policies are scams.  Period.  These things are all addressed.  Add on the parental policy allowance up to 26 years of age and some other minor tweaks to young children coverage and we have successfully redefined the concept of "Minimum Coverage".

    3.  The inefficiencies will help us make our next argument.  Once we show that the coverage policies work.  That the hospitals and doctors can handle it.  That people can and will pay reasonable amounts, etc... then we can start looking at the money being wasted and talk about further adjustments.  That waste will be the leverage we need.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 06:27:55 AM PDT

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    •  I understand what both of you are saying. (0+ / 0-)

      I agree in theory. But today, as I see it, we have two choices in front of us. We can buy affordable insurance, or not. I need it desperately.

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      by Cpqemp on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 06:44:22 AM PDT

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