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  •  There is a public option (1+ / 0-)
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    SoCalSal

    Bernie Sanders snuck it into the bill. It has a long, slow roll-out, so it's hard to notice, and this year, rather than ribbon cuttings for new public facilities with public doctors on staff earning nice salaries, it is mostly expanding existing facilities and bringing more people in.

    Ten years from now? There will be public primary care clinics within five miles if you live in a city, inside an hour's drive if you're out in the rural areas of the country.

    "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

    by Orinoco on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 08:56:01 AM PST

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    •  I'm aware of that and I like it, but it's just a (1+ / 0-)
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      Stude Dude

      tiny little pilot.

      Could be expanded into something bigger and better.

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      by dinotrac on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 09:31:00 AM PST

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      •  if it works, yes (2+ / 0-)
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        dinotrac, SoCalSal

        I think there should be varying pilots all across the country in different states.

        let's see what works.

        "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" — Upton Sinclair

        by Greg Dworkin on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 09:54:49 AM PST

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