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  •  Maybe the problem is in the terms used - (1+ / 0-)
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    The debate leaders are now pretty much universally talking not about "health care delilvery reform" but simply about "health insurance reform," not even close to the same thing.

    Let's fix our language, maybe our thinking will catch up.

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Sun Sep 20, 2009 at 10:46:33 AM PDT

    •  The problem isn't delivery -- (0+ / 0-)

      the deliverers are mostly doing OK. It's the insuranceco leeches that are the problem. But I agree the wording is no good because it assumes that health insurance is something we have to have, instead of the anomaly that it is. "Healthcare system reform" is probably the most on-target phrasing, but I think simply "healthcare reform" would do.

      Everybody talkin' 'bout Heaven ain't goin' there -- Mahalia Jackson

      by DaveW on Sun Sep 20, 2009 at 11:36:39 AM PDT

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      •  Healthcare "reform" (0+ / 0-)

        is already a sellout.  

        You need to ask for what you want, and be ready to make the case.

        Or not I guess.

        In Obama's recent HC"R" speech, it was stomach turning to hear as he neutered history in recounting the drive for healthcare "reform" over the prior century.

        Neutered history + Neutered politics = Progress Obama Style.

        Why choose vapid, ahistorical, apolitical language, unless to set the stage for not-really-trying for anything historical or real?

        If Obama (or his candy-ass speech writers) are paying attention, the drive was (and is) for universal coverage.

        Please don't feed the Security State.

        •  Healthcare Reform! (0+ / 0-)

          The Pose:

          Obama standing on the shoulders of giants, in a hardfought, hard won progressive arc of history.

          Reality:

          Obama standing on the shoulders of Mitt Romney, and  foot-dragging at that...

          Please don't feed the Security State.

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