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  •  OH I AGREE... (9+ / 0-)

    I have been firing off emails to members and phone calls.  I would encourage everyone to connect with Dr. Dean and Democracy for America (DFA).  They along with MoveOn had and will have more information sessions online (real-time) to discuss the issues and come to consensus on talking points.  

    The last meeting on Monday Night - was dealing with the critical talking point of CHOICE between a Public Plan for all and Private Plans.

    Schumer has extended this idea of CHOICE and COMPETITION - which is the basis for a sound argument.  The REPUGS will have a hell of a time arguing against 'Fair Competition' (free market concepts and all).

    THIS IS THE FIGHT OF OUR GENERATION - WE MUST NOT LOSE!

    Demographics do not equal destiny.

    by dr fatman on Wed May 06, 2009 at 08:38:56 AM PDT

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    •  Why not co-opt "choice and competition" -- (2+ / 0-)
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      luvmovies2000, lightfoot

      the major mojo of the Repubs -- as the reasons for public option?  You are right -- it will hit them where they live.

      •  That is exactly how we see it too (0+ / 0-)

        Check out the FAQ's at www.StandwithDrDean.com/faq

        MORE ON WHY WE NEED A PUBLIC OPTION

        CHOICE

        Americans deserve the right to choose their own healthcare. Congress must act to give Americans more choices for their personal healthcare by allowing universal availability of a public healthcare option like Medicare. Limiting choice to for-profit insurance only, is the same broken healthcare system we have right now.

        COMPETITION

        Capitalism thrives on competition. The more healthcare choices the American consumer has to choose from the harder the healthcare supplier will work to be chosen. A public healthcare option would bring new competition into the market driving lower prices and incentives for better service and care.

        COMFORT

        There is no need to create something new or unfamiliar to the American people. Americans already know about for-profit insurance and they already know about Medicare. Medicare has been around for over 40 years. Most people know someone over the age of 65 already on Medicare. There is nothing new about Medicare and people are comfortable with it, now we need to make a public option like Medicare available to all Americans.

        Get active and take action! Join Democracy for America at http://www.DemocracyforAmerica.com

        by Charles Chamberlain on Wed May 06, 2009 at 12:09:38 PM PDT

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