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  •  Why a quarter of Democrats? (0+ / 0-)
    With all the good this law does, I still always expect the hard-core 40 percent will hate anything Obama does.  But why a quarter of Democrats?
    Because it's a shitty law and not everyone is willing to put party over principle.

    And the fact that you want people to lie to pollsters about it just shows how completely the left has sold its soul on this issue.

    •  Not to the 8 million now covered (0+ / 0-)

      And many more millions in the near future.

      I guess that's where I different on 'soul.'  I can't accept millions without meaningful health insurance simply because the legislation isn't perfect.

      Neither was Social Security, by a long shot.  It improved over time.  It's made a massive difference to the country.

      We waited 60 years for meaningful reform.  And while some call it 'shitty,' sorry; I don't.  

      •  Actually (0+ / 0-)
        I can't accept millions without meaningful health insurance simply because the legislation isn't perfect.
        Actually, that's exactly what you're doing, because the ACA doesn't even cover everyone.

        The Democrats could have and should have passed Medicare for all--true universal coverage that would have provided quality care to everyone who needed it. If they had, they would have had near-universal support from Democrats and a good majority of independents, too. As it stands, the problems they are having with public support for the law are entirely their own fault, because they put the profits of the private insurance companies ahead of the public's well-being.

        •  The millions who have GAINED it (0+ / 0-)

          And I'm pretty sure you know that's what I meant.

          Also ... 'could have passed' Medicare for all.  

          This is utter nonsense.  

          •  Not nonsense (0+ / 0-)

            The Democrats had the majorities in Congress, and the White House. They could have passed anything they wanted. The only reason we didn't get Medicare for all is because the Democrats didn't want to pass it.

            Instead, they passed a plan that puts the insurance companies first and doesn't even achieve universal coverage. And like it or not, that's the reason a substantial number of Democrats don't approve of it.

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