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  •  Media harpies are failure junkies (9+ / 0-)

    Here's the deal - if the enrollment falls even one person short of 7 million by the completely arbitrary March deadline, the ACA will be characterized as an "abject failure", and "millions of Americans will be subjected to tax penalties for this monstrous disaster on April 15th".

    Great work on the graphs and analysis from all involved.  This is how to get out in front of the media narrative: with indisputable, reality-based facts.

    It's also how we finally get to single payer down the road.

    It will not get easier before it gets harder. But the harder it gets, the easier it will be.

    by Richard Cranium on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 01:37:47 PM PST

    •  I wonder about the chances that the March deadline (4+ / 0-)

      gets extended a bit? After all the 6 month 'enrollment period' got shortened by the poorly functioning site to start with.

      In any case, the numbers show that Americans respond to deadlines - and tend to wait for them - but the enrollment surge is very encouraging.

      I don't know that 7 million is out of reach or not.

      Filibuster reform, 2013 - woulda, coulda, shoulda.

      by bear83 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 02:50:24 PM PST

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    •  This diary is not about ideological projections (0+ / 1-)
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      such as the now boilerplate:

      It's also how we finally get to single payer down the road
      That is a caricature of a half assed excuse of a health reform ACA is in practice.

      It's how we finally get to single payer. You're an asshat for continuing to spout such drivel. The ACA, like Massachusetts private health "reforms" promoted by the Heritage foundation and other far right think tanks, Mitt Romney blah blah blah, were meant to BLOCK health care reform. They saw the crisis and decided to mitigate the effect of sweeping reforms by enshrining the idea of privatization of our health.

      Delusional to think that this is going to lead to single payer. Simply fucking delusional.

      NO CE/CW. NO UNION BUSTING

      by Aeolos on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 04:08:50 PM PST

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      •  I am sure that Howard Dean and Bernie Sanders (2+ / 0-)
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        among others will be interested in your analysis of the plan to bring Single Payer to Vermont.

        Bwahahahaha!!!!

        Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

        by Mokurai on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 09:00:13 PM PST

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      •  Deserves an HR for the personal insult, however (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm not dropping a donut.

        Instead, there are arguable points here that should continue to be debated and exposed.

        That discussion continues, with this comment a somewhat inelegant contribution.

        I can't help it. I love the state of Texas. It's a harmless perversion. - Molly Ivins

        by rsmpdx on Sun Dec 29, 2013 at 09:30:29 PM PST

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