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    doroma, aimeehs

    History of what? You posted a link about the Ukraine?

    In the US...we've had no legislation purporting to provide health coverage for all until the ACA. Plenty of proposals, no legislation.

    •  Oh, so sorry. And wrong! You are just (0+ / 0-)

      wrong about that. This is a century-old process. UK beat us by 70 years!

      Correct link:

      http://www.pnhp.org/...

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        Brainwrap, doroma, samddobermann, aimeehs

        "Plenty of proposals, no legislation".

        And the "history", which is mostly a long recitation of failure, ends with the passage of Medicare/caid, which clearly did not purport to provide health coverage for all.

        And I still fail to understand why its so terrible to celebrate success while wanting things to move forward. I guess that will never be explained.

        •  Yes. It. Did. (0+ / 0-)

          Why do you keep doing this. Medicare was meant to cover all. ,That was the point. It got scrapped back.

        •  And just bizarre that you would say (0+ / 0-)

          proposals shouldn't be called part of the history. As if you should count as a more qualified voice on this history than PNHP:

          The campaign for some form of universal government-funded health care has stretched for nearly a century in the US. On several occasions, advocates believed they were on the verge of success; yet each time they faced defeat. The evolution of these efforts and the reasons for their failure make for an intriguing lesson in American history, ideology, and character.
      •  They are a propaganda group (0+ / 0-)

        that is not always trustworthy.

        Just because they push one thing you like don't take everything they say as gospel.

        I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

        by samddobermann on Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 07:50:51 AM PDT

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