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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 05:23 AM

 

Democratic Debate 2019: Top takeaways from Beto O'Rourke's presidential debate performance

O'Rourke's opening pitch

In his opening statement, O'Rourke said "this moment will define us forever."

"I believe that in this test, America will be redeemed," he continued. "In the face of cruelty, and fear from a lawless president we will choose to be the nation that stands up for the human rights of everyone, for the rule of law of everyone and a democracy that serves everyone. Whatever our differences we know that before we are anything else we are Americans first."

O'Rourke on health care

O'Rourke said he wouldn't support middle-class Americans paying more taxes to ensure everyone is guaranteed "world class healthcare."

"I think we're being offered a false choice," O'Rourke said. "Some who want to improve the affordable care act at the margins and other who want a Medicare for All program that will force people off of private insurance."

He advocated a plan called "Medicare for America."





Read more: https://www.caller.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/30/democratic-debate-2019-top-takeaways-beto-orourkes-performance/1852574001
(Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
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TexasTowelie Jul 2019 OP
HopeAgain Jul 2019 #1
Indygram Jul 2019 #7
Perseus Jul 2019 #2
bucolic_frolic Jul 2019 #3
Farmer-Rick Jul 2019 #5
marybourg Jul 2019 #6
Farmer-Rick Jul 2019 #4
ucrdem Jul 2019 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:16 AM

1. Political, not practical solution on health care. nt

 

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:46 AM

7. Beto is listening to what voters are telling him

 

The American people WANT CHOICE. If Democrats want Trump to be re-elected they will nominate someone pushing to take away private health care. Democrats NEED Independent voters to beat Trump. If they threaten to take away private health care Independents WILL vote for Trump.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:53 AM

2. I hope supporters of O'Rourke understand that the "middle class paying more taxes"

 

is just a strategy to scare people from the ideas that both Sanders and Warren are putting forward.

If you look at the Canadian system, you will find that yes, people do pay more on taxes, but the savings they get from not having to pay premiums, insurance, etc far outweighs the taxes they pay, people retain more of their money, which is not what happens in the USA. If you look at the French, and other countries that have universal healthcare you will find the same.

The moment I hear a Democrat spew that false narrative I become very apprehensive about the rest of their rhetoric. Things need to be black and white, we cannot accept grey areas from our candidates, we get enough of that from the republicans.

If you have any doubts about what I wrote here, check out the interview Chris Mathews had with Warren where she tries to explain it to Mathews as he, in his usual way interrupts constantly because, no one knows more than he does.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:24 AM

3. Hospice

 

could save billions from suffering and billions spent on suffering.

All we do with conventional care is draw blood and run tests. Patients become depleted, drained, and dissipated as much as dead.
I'm sure most don't enjoy it.
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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:03 AM

5. Hospice was useless for my wife

 

They wanted to take her off dialysis which would have killed her in 3 days. She went on to live for another year no thanks to them.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 09:41 AM

6. If she had another year to live,

 

she was not an appropriate candidate for hospice. But this is a very inexact art, not a science.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:00 AM

4. Medicare for all will not wipe out health insurance

 

It has been around even before Nixon. The industry made money just not kingly levels of profits. It can provide cadillac plans or specialty services. Or offer to cover that last 20%.

If you are very rich, Medicare for all won't change a thing for you.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 11:31 AM

8. His opener was powerful.

 

Thatís all I got to see but it made me remember what all the fuss was about. Heís very eloquent in a humble way and thatís rare.
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