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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Not attacked. Raped and murdered. The fact that Peace Corps officials knew about it and didn't do anything is a sign of abuse.



    Why reform is theres no waste fraud or abuse?
    Unhappy former volunteers claimed PC leadership knew about it and did nothing. Not quite the same thing.
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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Unhappy former volunteers claimed PC leadership knew about it and did nothing. Not quite the same thing.
    "The resulting media storm forced Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams to testify before Congress on the allegations, where he pledged to reform the agency."



    Just come up with a better example.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    All the inflammatory rhetoric is not really helpful.
    The United States spends about twice as much as any industrialized nation on health care.
    Our outcomes are dismal to say the least.
    The single payer system was an idea originally proposed by the Heritage Foundation.
    Employer provided health care is just a dumb way to provide healthcare coverage.
    All the Republicans did was to sit on the sidelines when the ACA was being discussed,
    fought tooth and nail to avoid it's passage, then do anything possible to repeal it.
    And THEY'RE the responsible party? Give me a break.
    When you're 65 and the doc says that you need a pacemaker for $100,000 bucks,
    you're going to be thankful that a 20-yearold "invincible" is already paying into the system!
    Can The ACA be improved? Sure it can. Tell the Republicans to get off their collective asses
    and do something!

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    "The resulting media storm forced Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams to testify before Congress on the allegations, where he pledged to reform the agency."



    Just come up with a better example.
    No better example needed. Pledges to reform are the standard means to get through nuisance hearings in Congress.
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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    No better example needed. Pledges to reform are the standard means to get through nuisance hearings in Congress.
    Moving on.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Moving on.
    Probably for the best. Good talking to you. See you on the threads.
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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleray View Post
    All the inflammatory rhetoric is not really helpful.
    The United States spends about twice as much as any industrialized nation on health care.
    Our outcomes are dismal to say the least.
    The single payer system was an idea originally proposed by the Heritage Foundation.
    Employer provided health care is just a dumb way to provide healthcare coverage.
    All the Republicans did was to sit on the sidelines when the ACA was being discussed,
    fought tooth and nail to avoid it's passage, then do anything possible to repeal it.
    And THEY'RE the responsible party? Give me a break.
    When you're 65 and the doc says that you need a pacemaker for $100,000 bucks,
    you're going to be thankful that a 20-yearold "invincible" is already paying into the system!
    Can The ACA be improved? Sure it can. Tell the Republicans to get off their collective asses
    and do something!
    Nice spin but where in the Constitution does it define healthcare as a Federal Responsibility. Did you not see the closed door hearings where Democrats shut out Republicans? Do you not understand that a nation of 312 million Americans and 50 sovereign states cannot have a universal healthcare plan that will be efficient and improve quality of service? The ACA isn't affordable nor is it practical. A much better program would be a state program should the people of the state choose to accept it. If not then personal responsibility takes over.

    Power belongs at the lowest form of govt. and that would be the states and local communities, not at the federal level. Every program the Federal Govt. has implemented is bloated, full of waste, fraud, and abuse yet you want to reward previous bad behavior with more money? That makes absolutely no sense.

    You see, you and others think with your heart, now try using your brain.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    I find it quite amusing that you say this:

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleray View Post
    All the inflammatory rhetoric is not really helpful.
    And then you follow it up with this:

    All the Republicans did was to sit on the sidelines when the ACA was being discussed,
    fought tooth and nail to avoid it's passage, then do anything possible to repeal it.
    It shows that: You really have no idea what the Republicans have done in regard to Obamacare. On one hand, you say they sat on the sidelines. On the other hand, you say they fought to avoid its passage. Which is it? Did they sit and do nothing? Or did they fight? Furthermore, they were SHOVED to the sidelines. They weren't there by choice.

    You were saying something about inflammatory rhetoric??
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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    No better example needed. Pledges to reform are the standard means to get through nuisance hearings in Congress.
    My sister and her husband were among the first groups of volunteers, and they were headquartered in Bandung (sp), Indonesia, which was apparently in the mountains, and very comfortable temperature-wise. She said Jakarta was so hot! I have an 8x11 glossy black and white photo of my sister meeting Jack Kennedy and talking with him. Needless to say, I am very proud of her, even though she's a Dem, which I tease her about all the time! : She met Sukarno and his wife while there, too.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

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    You see, you and others think with your heart, now try using your brain.[/QUOTE]
    Well, I do use my brain, although my wife might think otherwise. Just sayin'
    No need to quote the Constitution, got it installed as an App in my Nook.
    It is not being followed anyway by either party.
    I would disagree that with sovereign states (and lets not forget about Puerto Rico) Universal Healthcare is not possible.
    A healthy population is in the country's interest. We can't afford Emergency Room coverage anymore.
    If the Fed can print $85 billion a month to keep the banks healthy from the toxic actions of their own making,
    then surely we can come up with a solution to keep people healthy.

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