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    ozarkspark, polar bear

    this discussion was going to be about the overall cost of healthcare reform, not the healthcare reform  debate (i.e., More Tales of the Corruption of Congress).

    I'm getting killed out here when trying to convince people who are truly afraid of the cost of the reform effort that it will be better, and that with the reorganizing of the money in the system - and taking the profits away from insurance companies and for-profit hospitals - there would be plenty of money to cover everyone under a public plan.

    Mostly I'm getting blank stares, and then the question comes (again), "But what about the cost?"  These are not wingnut cases or screamers, but people genuinely afraid of the reform's impact on the deficit.  I don't know how to allay their fears, particularly since there is nothing in any of the plans about forcing insurance companies and hospitals to become non-profit.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Thu Aug 06, 2009 at 08:26:42 AM PDT

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