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  •  You mean "Mutual of Omaha" isn’t a coop?? (1+ / 0-)
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    Just kidding.
    Some of those names may indicate a noble history, but today’s insurance companies sure ain’t what they used to be.

    Both sides of the aisle
    Frankly, I am astonished that the Affordable Care Act got passed at all. Why? Because all-too-many votes had been bought on both sides of the aisle, in accordance with the time-honored American political tradition. We cannot entirely blame the GOP for the ACA’s considerable shortcomings.

    The need to stand united
    Now Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and President Obama have a huge challenge: They must keep the (ostensibly) Blue politicians in line long enough for people to be signed up. If the Democratic Caucus in the Senate and/or House break and demand a “delay”, we’re sold.

    Change the narrative!
    Obamacare, however imperfect, was the best we could do. Yes, we should have had single-payer, and maybe one day we will. And, yes, even lacking that there maybe an opportunity to improve upon the Affordable Care Act.

    But right now it is essential to consolidate and make this work -- and Democrats must do a far better job of controlling the narrative. It is high time to place more of the responsibility for the slow launch, and the slower sign-up in Red states, at the feet of Republican governors and state politicians who have obstructed this reform at every step.

    2014 – winning or losing
    The Republican Party doesn’t fear the failure of Obamacare – but they are deathly afraid of its success.

    If ACA is allowed to fail, the Democratic Party can forget all about routing the Republicans in 2014!

    “The meaning of life is to find it.”

    by ArcticStones on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 03:15:06 AM PST

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    •  Right on. But rather than say "both sides", I'd (0+ / 0-)

      say "the system", in which money runs everything, in which politicians are so busy pandering to the extremists that they lose sight of the goal of running the country

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