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  •  Isn't the current defense of the shitty bill (0+ / 0-)

    that it's just the first phase in the long process of reforming health care?  That we pass this now, and fight to improve it down the road?

    "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

    by Pesto on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 08:14:43 AM PST

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    •  Yes - and it's so shitty that about (0+ / 0-)

      30 million people who don't have health insurance now will get it.  

      I'm shocked to learn that 1 in 12 Americans do not know that the bird, is in fact, that word.

      by dansac on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 08:24:10 AM PST

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      •  Whatever your judgment (0+ / 0-)

        about its current incarnation, virtually everyone who wants the bill to pass says that passing it allows us to fight to win improvements in the future.  Many people think it's good enough; virtually no one thinks it's anywhere near as good as we ought to have.

        Unless you think that this is the last iteration of healthcare reform during what Baucus hopes will be his entire career, you'd have to admit that Baucus can have a major impact on healthcare reform into the future.

        "Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!" -- Situationist graffito, 1968

        by Pesto on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 08:47:19 AM PST

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