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It is said by Single Payer (which Obama supported in 2003 and said he would support if he had a Dem House and Senate) is what we need. Activists say that Obamacare is nothing but a bailout to the insurance industry.
Single Payer activists say that Obamacare will force uninsured Americans to purchase health insurance -- whether they can afford it or not (remember when Obama criticized Hillary for this idea back in the primaries?)- from corporations designed to rip them off.
The so-called public option is half-baked -- whether opt out, opt in, triggered, linked to Medicare rates or not -- it will be an abject failure.
It won't control costs.
It won't cover everyone.
It won't stop the wave of medical bankruptcies.
It leaves the insurance corporations in the driver's seat.
And it will probably strengthen them by taking the sickest and most expensive patients off their hands.
I hate to say it, but they are right. Obamacare is not a solution. Single Payer is the only way.
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Subject: CNN and the idiot Lou Dobbs
I've been living in Mexico for the last 20 years. During that time, I had cable TV with CNN and LOu Dobbs. Refused to watch the channel until yesterday. I went channel hoping, and lo and behold MEGA CABLE has deleted CNN and replaced it with a movie channel. Time to celebrate. Please excuse any errors as I onloy have a half an eye left.
Subject: Scott from Fayetteville, Ar
Thanks to you for saying exactly what I think....I know some of both kind in that part of the country...in fact, one of the other counties in this state, who are the kind of people you speak of...is a county right above mine...they are all over...but, I know how Northern Ar.. is all over...as is the SW part of Missouri...and actually maybe the central part...it is very hard to be or even live as a democrat. Thank God, I do not live there....but, I know people who do...and even though they are blood relatives...they have no use for me. Even to the point of making things up to get others to believe--wouldn't you feel empty inside if that was the kind of thing that made your day??? That is when their entire lives are people seeing things their way. They are the only kind of Christian that counts, also.. one to the point of offering to pray for my soul, because that persons take on one thing is different than mine. I really believe....that the God I believe in....is not a mean or evil God...i really think if i go to heaven after death...it likely will not be to the same place this person will be...and that is okay with me! It is so sad, when lies win out over the love of family.
Thanks Scott.. and all the true believers who write in
SW St. Louis
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