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  •  Sorry, didn't meant to imply you were confusing.. (2+ / 0-)
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    high uintas, Land of Enchantment

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    . . . the two things, just that people in general can confuse the two.  

    The term "Co-op" can sound all hippy-dippy cool, until one either experiences -- or reads about (as in the diary above) -- what these things can devolve into:  putrid, corrupt, captured-by-industry and/or graft-riddled covens of craven cretins.

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    by BenGoshi on Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 09:46:01 AM PDT

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    •  It's a very seductive idea (2+ / 0-)
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      BenGoshi, Land of Enchantment

      I was listening to Matthews talking about the idea and likening it to a credit union. I understand why this can look like a good idea on the surface. That's what makes this idea so dangerous, it seems to be an innocent offering of a solution. It's not.

      If insurance companies are scared that they can't compete with a public option, then what chances does a co op have to really negotiate decent deals? Even those co ops with good leadership and the best of intention are still stuck with having to deal with the same old vultures.

      The idea is very attractive to people who have never encountered the real evils of our health insurance company, they have no idea what real life problems are out there, I was innocent and ignorant once, too.

      Don't walk away! Stay, investigate, prosecute, change Omelas!

      by high uintas on Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 12:45:14 PM PDT

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      •  As said, one of these featured co-ops above... (2+ / 0-)
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        high uintas, Land of Enchantment

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          . . . I already knew about being peopled by fools and tools (Wiregrass).  Finding the others (TX and GA) took 5 min or less.  And those are all things from just the past 90 days.  Imagine all the slimy, corrupt, criminal history one could find over the years if one just spent a day or two researching them!  

         But my 5 minutes is more than CBS, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CNBC, CNN, CNNfn, let alone Fox, has done.

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        by BenGoshi on Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 02:03:22 PM PDT

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