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  •  Something will have to give (1+ / 0-)
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    nandssmith

    My hope is that, after observing that insurance rates continue to sky-rocket, the Dems will finally realize that it is in their self-interest to push through - via reconciliation in the Senate, no doubt - a robust public option like the Grayson Medicare Buy-In plan.  Absent that, there is a good chance that the Repubs will use this snafu to regain power and reverse the whole HCR bill (not just the mandate). Dems can't vote to eliminate the mandate, because this would result in huge premium increases for people who actually need health care (since they won't be subsidized by the people who don't).

    •  No, it wouldn't. (0+ / 0-)

      Dems can't vote to eliminate the mandate, because this would result in huge premium increases for people who actually need health care (since they won't be subsidized by the people who don't).

      See Night Owl's analysis... at any rate Obama's stripped-down "plan B" doesn't have a mandate in it.

      ""It is hardly a moral act to encourage others patiently to accept injustice which he himself does not endure." -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Cassiodorus on Tue Mar 16, 2010 at 04:39:59 AM PDT

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