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  •  That's a misrepresentation of Massa... (1+ / 0-)
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    tietack

    He is actually pro-public option and pro-single payer. His problem isn't with the public option. His problem lies with H.R. 3200 and his belief that the whole bill (not just the public option) is weak and will not reform the system the way we want to.

    He wants a public option but he also wants a bill that doesn't cave to insurance companies and includes a strong public option. Many misunderstand (misrepresent) that as Massa opposing the public option. It's not the public option that he has a problem with. It is the bill as a whole that doesn't do enough to put checks on the insurance companies.

    Support our troops... not the war.

    by robert harding on Sun Oct 04, 2009 at 10:59:34 AM PDT

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    •  That would be good, where can I read more? (0+ / 0-)

      Would appreciate the data.

      •  I don't know if "data" is the word... (1+ / 0-)
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        tietack

        Here is a video that might help. I will note he doesn't say what I told you above, but it gives you an idea of where he is coming from on the health care bill:

        http://www.youtube.com/...

        The perception that he is anti-public option is wrong though. He has sent out e-mails telling people he is supporting the public option. He likes the public option. Why he doesn't like is a bill that contains the public option but still have very conservative elements in the bill. We want good progressive legislation that actually changes things.

        Support our troops... not the war.

        by robert harding on Sun Oct 04, 2009 at 02:22:24 PM PDT

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