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  •  It was the progressive compromise (3+ / 0-)

    They were told single payer was too crazy. So because they, the CPC, didn't want to come off as cRaZy far leftists, settled for this PO idea assuming it'd lead the way to a single payer system, or a mixed system with most of the population eventually on public insurance, some having private insurance as a supplement to cover a few additional things.

    It seems foolish now considering the "public option" has been twisted into a measly safety net fall back for the most extreme cases the private insurance companies don't want to touch.

    "All [US govt model based countries], without exception, have succumbed to the nightmare [of breakdown] one time or another, often repeatedly." - Bruce Ackerman

    by PoxOnYou on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 10:55:21 PM PDT

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