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View Diary: The Obamacare news in the states is pretty good, and Politico hates that (72 comments)

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  •  Things are going in the right direction (4+ / 0-)

    Sometimes I wonder if the bungled rollout was on purpose, to provide a shiny object to distract the Republicans, Teabaggers, etc., but then I go, "Naw, that's crazy talk."

    But we do have some long range thinkers in the Executive Branch now, so...

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

    by Kangaroo on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 09:05:38 AM PST

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    •  Uh, no. (0+ / 0-)

      However successful states that cooperated are, there is still half the country stuck with the federal exchange. The sad thing is that instead of bringing the country together, we've now created another "Two Americas"--one with a functional universal health care system (the opt in states) and one with a semi-broken system (the opt-out states). When the law was passed, many of us hoped that the provision of the federal exchange meant those of us in states run by knuckle-dragging Republicans would have the chance to get health insurance directly through the feds, which would be better than anything our GOP overlords would be likely to offer…but it hasn't quite worked out that way. The people who need help most, the would-be-Medicaid-eligible in states that refused the expansion, are in the worst situation.

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 09:49:24 AM PST

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      •  I don't know who this "we" could be, who (1+ / 0-)
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        have managed to split the country.  In the first place, the country has been "split" since Obama was elected; in the second, if anyone has split the country over the ACA it was the Republicans in congress and the states where they control the legislatures.  I and most of the people on this website aren't part of that "we."

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 10:13:32 AM PST

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      •  those states that opted out (0+ / 0-)

        have gotten exactly what they wanted. It's a win/win. My well-being is not predicated on who the people in other states elect to represent them, and vice-versa.

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