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Fri Jan 29, 2016, 03:32 AM

 

Washington Post calls Bernie's health care plan "half-baked"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-sanderss-ideas-are-not-too-bold-they-are-too-facile/2016/01/28/e7125bca-c60a-11e5-9693-933a4d31bcc8_story.html

Personally I think that's being generous but whatever...

“Their savings numbers are — well, politely said — simply wrong,” Emory University health-care expert Kenneth E. Thorpe told Vox. Mr. Thorpe, who is not hostile to single-payer systems of the type Mr. Sanders favors and has even advanced single-payer plans of his own, released an analysis Wednesday finding that Mr. Sanders’s proposal would cost $1 trillion more than the candidate estimated. That is not over a 10-year budget window. That is every year.

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Reply Washington Post calls Bernie's health care plan "half-baked" (Original post)
hill2016 Jan 2016 OP
gyroscope Jan 2016 #1
bvf Jan 2016 #2
Todays_Illusion Jan 2016 #3
NurseJackie Jan 2016 #4
Fumesucker Jan 2016 #6
ypsfonos Jan 2016 #7
hill2016 Jan 2016 #8
Fumesucker Jan 2016 #5
NCTraveler Jan 2016 #9
NurseJackie Jan 2016 #11
NCTraveler Jan 2016 #12
pinebox Jan 2016 #10
JTFrog Jan 2016 #13
Bernin4U Jan 2016 #14
amborin Jan 2016 #15

Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 03:37 AM

1. The ACA is half-baked

 

and despite the name isn't affordable

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 03:47 AM

2. Hmm.

 

Thorpe was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy during the Clinton administration.

No mention of this in the article. Wonder why?

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 03:59 AM

3. Mr. Torpe was also a member of Bill Clinton's Administration

Dr. Thorpe was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1995. In this capacity, he coordinated all financial estimates and program impacts of President Clinton’s health care reform proposals for the White House.


That doesn't mean he is wrong, but it is necessary information.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 08:08 AM

4. Someone at the WP is paying attention.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 08:12 AM

6. Too bad they weren't paying attention in 2002-2003

http://www.thenation.com/article/eleven-years-how-washington-post-helped-give-us-iraq-war/

In the months before the war, The Washington Post ran more than 140 stories on its front page promoting the war.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 10:11 AM

7. to who pays their salaries!

 

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Response to ypsfonos (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 10:14 AM

8. to maths

 

actually

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 08:11 AM

5. Eleven Years On: How ‘The Washington Post’ Helped Give Us the Iraq War

http://www.thenation.com/article/eleven-years-how-washington-post-helped-give-us-iraq-war/

In the months before the war, The Washington Post ran more than 140 stories on its front page promoting the war.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 10:21 AM

9. The half that isn't "cooked up" is really good.

 

Not that it's his plan to start, but still something excellent to promote. One would have thought he would have had his ducks in a row on this one considering how long I'm told he has been fighting for it. Ends up, with poor thought in what he released, he gave them ammunition. Really should have been more thorough and thoughtful with his plan. We need to move in that direction and we need people promoting it with deep thought.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 10:25 AM

11. I prefer Hillary's practical and rational approach to such things.

The pie in the sky looks pretty and tasty, but when gravity finally brings it back down to earth, it makes a big ol' mess.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 10:28 AM

12. I do as well.

 

At the same time, when people with depth discuss healthcare as a right, it makes society more comfortable with the thought. It's how grassroots movements work. I believe a Sanders is setting that effort back.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 10:22 AM

10. The Washington Post is a rag after their latest stunt

 

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Response to pinebox (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 12:51 PM

13. Aren't you the guy that flooded DU with right wing links and said the source didn't matter?

 

I had a feeling you wouldn't feel the same if it you didn't like a source used against your candidate. Thanks for proving it.



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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 12:56 PM

14. ZOMG! The glass is half empty!

No matter that Bernie put 10 more glasses on the table.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 01:00 PM

15. WaPo represents scared billionaire interests, Big Pharma, Huge Health Industry Insurers; nt

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