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    I think that is a dangerous situation because people lose faith and trust in government and society in general. We really don't want to go there.

    Politicians making promises they can't keep is a way to alienate people very quickly. The unwillingness to tackle the core affordability issues in particular, scares me. Perhaps they intend to try, but that isn't enough.

    As long as we keep the private insurers involved, and tie coverage to jobs, not only wont we wont be able to afford to do much at all, we will also encourage companies to shed employees in the US, especially older employees, which is the LAST thing we want to do right now. Because companies are shedding employees anyway. The Dems do not want to give the GOP an excuse to blame this on them. Further tying healthcare to jobs will be a big talking point for the GOP in ten or fifteen years, which they will use to explain why haf of America, the lower paid half, lost their jobs in the beginning of the 21st century..

    (Its not the real reasons this will happen, but it will be a contributing factor, the main reason is globalization, we are no longer the only kid on the block, and automation, silicon is cheap and works 24/7 - unlike meat,  and - also otherwise positive changes in business practices that make business much more efficient. i.e. PEOPLE WERE NOT MEANT TO DO BORING MACHINE-LIKE JOBS FOREVER..after all, this is the 21st century.. Machines do that stuff..)

    That JOB-SHIFT will happen. Don't fall into the trap. DONT let the Dems get saddled with the blame by giving us a system that burdens business with further costs PER EMPLOYEE when these costs are better handled by the government.

    Thats what they do almost everywhere else and surprise, IT WORKS. Why are WE saddled with this bad situation HERE? We would have been better off staying a british colony. THEY have universal healthcare there. Even if it isn't perfect, people don't lose their homes and futures because they got sick once.

    But back to my point. Hope isn't enough. They have to DO. They have to succeed. Its not an option to not succeed. We all are not expendable. America is not expendable. We are not a used dishrag, to be thrown away because we are no longer needed. Making promises may win elections but if there is no real URGENT desire to keep them, we are in serious trouble.

    Too many people are just hanging on. They don't understand the finer points of these proposals. When they hear 'affordable' they think really affordable. One person's affordable may be completely out of reach to many other people. People who might be considered 'middle class' by some, and thereby a low priority.

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