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    ... several commenters here who question the portion of that 38% who are the Tea Party/Bircher fringe. I suspect 10-12% of them are either (a) people who don't trust doctors and/or "Western medicine"; (b) people of extremely limited means who mistakenly imagine that the costs of insurance are harder to bear than the cost of going without it when truly sick; or (c) as others have suggested, people who are just misinformed/confused. Word of mouth and concerted media education efforts will probably cause the number of refuseniks to dwindle.

    Winning elections is great, but building movements is better.

    by Alvin K on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 02:23:51 PM PST

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