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  •  It's crucial that it's done RIGHT this time (3+ / 0-)
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    ferg, howd, cocinero

    and part of that will be "selling" it to the American people.  

    I'm certain Obama will be using his bully pulpit for that purpose.   But we just can't afford another false start on this front, so I hope it's well-thought out and that it gets broad support from the get-go.

    Am I dreaming?   Probably.   Using words like broad support in a discussion of health-care proposals surely qualifies me for lunatic status.

    --It's a feverish world, Inman said, for lack of better comment. (Charles Frazier)

    by Taya Lawrence on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 11:33:22 AM PST

    •  How much selling is necessary? (2+ / 0-)
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      Brooke In Seattle, Taya Lawrence

      Recent surveys indicate a majority of Americans support Universal Healthcare.

      I think the real problem is the private insurance companies and other monied interests lobbying against a single-payer and the congress' capitulance to their demands.

      •  Whatever plan is eventually adopted/approved (1+ / 0-)
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        ferg

        will be met INSTANTLY with a barrage of criticism.   I can foresee a situation in which Obama will be back out on the "campaign trail" with surrogates on every talk show to answer the inevitable attacks.

        Right now the majority supports it in broad theory. Everyone wants good health care,  but there are a lot of questions about how it will be paid for and whether it will negatively affect the quality/availability of health services.
         

        --It's a feverish world, Inman said, for lack of better comment. (Charles Frazier)

        by Taya Lawrence on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 12:10:28 PM PST

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