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  •  Except that the ACA was always an effort (3+ / 0-)
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    Jackson L Haveck, HCKAD, orlbucfan

    to maintain a market-based profit driven private network of insurers as the nucleus of the program.

    IF the ACA fails, I do believe that it will have amply demonstrated that there simply is no future in trying to maintain a system based on market-based profit driven private insurers and that we can finally move ahead to Medicare for All after a long time wasting futile exercise.

    This HAS to happen because the US cannot simply continue to allow the health vampires to to feast upon the blood of the economy at the expense of everything else in society.

    The only other option is that we all become Christian Scientists and simply forgo anything resembling diagnosis or treatment of our maladies and kill off the surplus population that cannot pay for healthcare out-of-pocket, which is the real Republican healthcare plan.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 07:25:10 AM PST

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    •  You see my point, then. (1+ / 0-)
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      Jackson L Haveck

      Why enact this piece of shit when you know it won't work? Just to prove it to people?!?

      •  Enacting something is better than (1+ / 0-)
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        lurkyloo

        letting increasing numbers of Americans go completely without access to any medical care whatsoever. That's where we've been for the last few decades.

        400,000 with access to Medicaid now who had nothing before is a great improvement.

        Yes, keep pushing for single-payer, but don't go backward to where we were before.

        Skepticism of all the elite institutions, not trust, is what required for successful leadership in this era. Digby

        by coral on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 09:31:46 AM PST

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