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RandySF

(60,281 posts)
Sun Dec 1, 2013, 03:06 PM Dec 2013

For once, I hope a Republican is right.

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) on Sunday said that Democrats are moving further to the left, rather than to the right, as they see problems with Obamacare surface during the law's rollout.

"They are moving further to the left," he said on ABC's "This Week," noting that Democrats are arguing for a single-payer health care system.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-rep-democrats-are-moving-further-left-on-health-care

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For once, I hope a Republican is right. (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2013 OP
Me, too. The PPACA *does* have a vehicle enshrined in the law that will allow BlueCaliDem Dec 2013 #1
He says that like it's a bad thing. SammyWinstonJack Dec 2013 #2
We have to be careful. The Republicans have argued all along that this was a back door attempt to okaawhatever Dec 2013 #3
Mostly it is already single payer nolabels Dec 2013 #4

BlueCaliDem

(15,438 posts)
1. Me, too. The PPACA *does* have a vehicle enshrined in the law that will allow
Sun Dec 1, 2013, 05:08 PM
Dec 2013

states to forgo the PPACA system and set up their own health care delivery system - paid for with Federal dollars.

It's up to the States to utilize it.

Just like with civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights, the best way to implement a single-payer system in this country is do as Canada has done: one province at a time. The U.S. can implement single-payer, one State at a time until the entire country sees the benefits.

okaawhatever

(9,479 posts)
3. We have to be careful. The Republicans have argued all along that this was a back door attempt to
Sun Dec 1, 2013, 05:31 PM
Dec 2013

force single payer healthcare. While we may move in that direction, we have to be careful to show that this wasn't designed to fail to create something that wouldn't have passed initially. That's not the case. This was designed to be a compromise. We need people to see this was honest dealing from the Democrats. What happens from here is another matter.

nolabels

(13,133 posts)
4. Mostly it is already single payer
Sun Dec 1, 2013, 06:16 PM
Dec 2013

The problem is people let that 1% with all the extra money make us who have little extra money pay for it all. Then while all that goes on, us in that 99%, let that 1% tell us what it is and how it should be described and prescribed.

Another problem we have is that the fireman approach to health care that we have now is giving everybody shorter lives including the 1%

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