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  •  If I were negotiating this I'd (0+ / 0-)

    offer at some point after shutting down the gov't for a week or two, to give in to the medical device manufactures to save jobs but then allow Taft-Hartley union plans access to the subsidies. I would even entertain holding off for another year to iron out all these festering problems in the works. I would start a process that give the opponents a chance to buy into the ACA.

    It would make the program more expensive, the premium bump even higher but could actually work politically.

    After all they WILL have to compromise it some way.


    by Aeolos on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 02:47:52 PM PDT

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    •  And thank god... (1+ / 0-)
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      the Democrats in office do not listen to you.

      Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore. John Prine -8.00,-5.79

      by Miss Blue on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 03:39:24 PM PDT

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    •  What exactly do Democrats get out of that? (0+ / 0-)

      A delay which means people with pre-existing conditions still can't buy healthcare insurance

      A delay that gives the GOP a chance to demean the plan for another year then tie its fate again to the next CR or debt ceiling.

      A tax repeal without an alternative source to replace it so that the GOP can accuse the Democrats of blowing up the deficit.

      Wow. Such a deal.

      •  Pre-existing point (0+ / 0-)

        Has been instituted already. As has the 26 yr parental coverage.
        That won't change.

        I'm not saying Obama should compromise. I'm saying he will be forced to compromise by the politics of Wall Street. And he better figure out how to get the Pugs on board w/ the least damage and maybe take a step back and reconsider other major miscues w/ organized labor about the destruction of their insurance industry.

        That could take another year.


        by Aeolos on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 07:39:29 AM PDT

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