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View Diary: Why We Need the Public Option, and Why Co-ops Don't Fit the Bill (176 comments)

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    The comprehensive healthcare reform was proposed by candidate and President Obama, Hacker argues, rested on three pillars: creating more choice for consumers and competition for private insurers through a public option; creating an employer mandate, with affordable options for all businesses to buy in to; creating an individual mandate, again with affordable options

    Candidate Obama was strongly opposed to an individual mandate.  Repeatedly.  Publicly.  In all his published plans.

    It wasn't any fucking "pillar" of his plan, he was against it.

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