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  •  I strongly prefer single-payer Medicare for all. (6+ / 0-)
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    ferg, DtheO, oscarsmom, TomP, Losty, cgirard

    However, I'll take just about anything that's different from what we have now. Why? Because so many people are in such desperate times right now that they need help very badly.

    I'm still hoping for an end to private insurers. I'd like nothing better than to see my small stash of Humana stock become worthless - in exchange for knowing that every American could see a health care professional whenever necessary.

    Remember, we managed to almost instantly bail out a few banks that had trouble. Now their CEOs can breathe easy, secure in the knowledge that their bad decisions will never bite them in the butts. If a solution to the health care crisis requires deficit spending, so be it. A lot more people will literally be able to breathe more easily with medical care accessible for everyone (the bad decision makers like me - a smoker - and the folks who developed any sort of medical problem by chance).

    Of course, the folks who don't like single-payer universal health care could always find some type of private insurance somewhere and use it instead of Medicare. Just like the scads of Medicare-eligible people nowadays who turn it down (snark).

    At some point, Congress will realise that we're all as damn tired of health profiteers as we are of war profiteers.

    Uh-oh. Another Jewish atheist voted for That One!

    by SciMathGuy on Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 03:04:44 PM PST

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