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  •  Uncertain!! What is she... (0+ / 0-)
    ...a conginital idiot or a Democrat?

    The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. George Santayana

    by Bobjack23 on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 11:46:46 AM PST

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    •  I called! To ask for their support of (0+ / 0-)

      this bill; thanks for the suggestion, Slinky.  Together we can get this passed and extend coverage to 30 million people!  Yes we can!

      President Barack Obama; I helped make this happen!

      by PittsburghPete on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 12:12:36 PM PST

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      •  No thanks to forcing a mandate on them (3+ / 0-)
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        to buy private junk insurance.

        I work full-time with the FDL team on health reform thanks to your donations.

        by slinkerwink on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 12:13:46 PM PST

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        •  So your way or nothing at all. Well, on behalf (0+ / 0-)

          of millions like me across the country who can't buy any health care coverage, thank you so very much.  Think of me when you schedule your next doctor's appointment; something I haven't been able to do in 7 years.

          President Barack Obama; I helped make this happen!

          by PittsburghPete on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 12:30:47 PM PST

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          •  Call the House, Senate is finished (0+ / 0-)

            Senate lines are all busy for me, I called one of the Maryland representatives, Donna Edwards.  I have no representation, so donated to her in her last campaign, she is part of the Progressive House caucus.

            HR676 co-sponsors list:

            HR 676 co-sponsors

            And this from Jeffrey Feldman on Huffpo:

            And here is the kicker: a mandate for health insurance would, if signed into law by President Obama, would take the already flawed business model of health insurance and turn it into a perfect storm of financial and then physical ruin.

            Right now we have a system that requires the government to cover those who are indigent and those who are elderly--Medicaid and Medicare--thanks to the legacy of the New Deal and the Great Society. There is a selfish bunch of Americans who are opposed to Medicaid and Medicare, but most see their value through their flaws. Despite the horror stories about "death panels" and "killing granny" (none of which are true), if the current health care bill were signed into law, poor and retired Americans will still be covered in the same way as they are today.

            The big change will be for the rest of the country that would suddenly be faced with an unprecedented and up-to-that-point not understood requirement.

            Everyone would be required to buy an annual health insurance policy for ourselves and our family members--dictated by government to purchase a private product.

            Medicare for All, that is the REAL public option that only needs 50 votes + Biden.

            by MD patriot on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 12:43:53 PM PST

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          •  I can schedule a doctor's appointment (2+ / 0-)
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            but it costs me $40 a pop.  That's not a lot if you haven't been to see a doctor in 7 years, which is a horrible situation to find yourself in, but it adds up and because of a chronic medical condition I have to see a specialist once a month.

            So while the current bill will mandate that you're covered, it won't mandate that the actuals costs to you will be low enough to guarantee competent care.

            So if you're struggling to get by, and have insurance coverage, even if you don't pay anything at all for it, if it's costing you $100 a month out of pocket to see your doctor and pay for meds, is this a good thing?

            Fox News in a Nutshell: IOKIYAR and INOKIYO (It's Not OK If You're Obama)

            by wry twinger on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 01:10:11 PM PST

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        •  Actually I hear you saying it your way that must (1+ / 0-)
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          ...prevail. You go talk to Rahm, Lieberman, Baucus, Reid and Obama they are the problem not people who don't want to be screwed over by the health insurance industry any more than they already are.

          And quit trying to sell corporate wealfarem as reform..

          The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. George Santayana

          by Bobjack23 on Thu Dec 17, 2009 at 01:13:20 PM PST

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      •  thanks but no thanks (1+ / 0-)
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        This bill sucks to high heaven. Any democrat that's for it is a sell out to big Pharma and the insurance companies.

        Unless, of course, you want us to join the tea partiers. may yet do that, you know - spine they already have. perhaps we might just supply the brain, eh?

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