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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    the appt of dr malthus to health adviser to the prez is positively BIZARRE

    the father is merely fascinating

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    This is good news. This doesn't mean we put our guard down, though. They may still try and stick something in the final bill under the radar.
    Kudos for the Dems that opposed this bill.
    They, along with the GOP, deserve the credit for its demise as the only way it could be stopped is for Dems to defect from The Obama.

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    It's demise? What about moving on to an option that works now? No one should be celebrating the stall in reform. It has so much more to do with beating the Dems than doing whats best for America.
    and so it goes...

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    It's demise? What about moving on to an option that works now? No one should be celebrating the stall in reform. It has so much more to do with beating the Dems than doing whats best for America.
    the proposed bill has nothing to do with whats best for america

    celebrate in its death, even if they have now reversed course again

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    It's demise? What about moving on to an option that works now?
    How about leaving it alone?
    The entire assumption that the government "must" do something is invalid.

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Instead of a Government run 'public option' why don't they just offer start-up loans and tax incentives to not-for-profit and/or co-op health insurance providers?

    There are several industries where new non-profit companies could flourish by providing the same level of service at a highly reduced cost. Running a non-profit takes a high level of expertise. I know several people who interned at non-profit corps while getting their MBA.

    This new 'liberal' administration is still very much in bed with the same billion dollar corps that the previous one was. Re: the deal with PhARMA -- I get it, they were choosing their battles and didn't want to fight big insurance and big drug companies at the same time.

    The insurance companies have a lot to lose if even 1/10 of their customer base goes for the public option.

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    YEAH! THE HEALTH CARE LOBBY IS WINNING! Oh man, we are so screwed. No public option means the Health Care industry has won and the right champions them at the expense of others. WOOHOO! Oh lord.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    How about leaving it alone?
    The entire assumption that the government "must" do something is invalid.
    "that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

    Yes, it is in fact, the goverments job to do something. That is not the preamble to corporate insurance companies policies.
    and so it goes...

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    YEAH! THE HEALTH CARE LOBBY IS WINNING! Oh man, we are so screwed. No public option means the Health Care industry has won and the right champions them at the expense of others. WOOHOO! Oh lord.
    I asked this before, but I dont recall yoru answer:

    Regarding your avatar:
    How does having the right to something equate to having other people provide you the means to exercise that right?
    Last edited by Goobieman; 08-17-09 at 02:32 PM.

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    Re: White House appears ready to drop 'public option'

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeFromWI View Post
    "that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

    Yes, it is in fact, the goverments job to do something. That is not the preamble to corporate insurance companies policies.
    Ummm . . . that quote is all about what people are entitled to do with their own lives, not what the government is supposed to do for you.
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