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 Post subject: Re: Medicare for All
PostPosted: September 11 17, 11:05 pm 
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Yeah, that was a typo. I meant public option in the last sentence.


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 Post subject: Re: Medicare for All
PostPosted: September 12 17, 8:17 am 
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I'm curious how the medicare-for-all plans would handle managed care companies.

A large portion of Medicare and Medicaid are contracted out to private companies that provide coverage to those members and provide a fixed cost to the state in return.


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 Post subject: Re: Medicare for All
PostPosted: September 12 17, 10:56 am 
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Blumenthal is on board:



EDIT - Hirono and Baldwin too, apparently


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 Post subject: Re: Medicare for All
PostPosted: September 12 17, 1:42 pm 
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I realize it has no chance but it's still worth putting it out there. It plants the seed for later on. The Clintons tried doing something on health care in the 90s, and failed. Then we had 8 years of Dubya, and then Obama finally got something passed after that. So even if it dies this time, the next time Democrats have a shot, hopefully in 3 years, they'll be able to pick up where this one left off.


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 Post subject: Re: Medicare for All
PostPosted: September 12 17, 2:10 pm 
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pioneer98 wrote:
I realize it has no chance but it's still worth putting it out there. It plants the seed for later on. The Clintons tried doing something on health care in the 90s, and failed. Then we had 8 years of Dubya, and then Obama finally got something passed after that. So even if it dies this time, the next time Democrats have a shot, hopefully in 3 years, they'll be able to pick up where this one left off.


I agree. If Trump/Republican agenda crashes and burns with healthcare, folks will be upset and turn to other solutions. It'll be a good opportunity for dems to do something more aggressive.


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 Post subject: Re: Medicare for All
PostPosted: September 12 17, 3:43 pm 
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Udall, Leahy, and Heinrich.


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 Post subject: Re: Medicare for All
PostPosted: September 12 17, 4:50 pm 
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Udall, Leahy, and Heinrich.

Nice to see the dems stand up and do SOMETHING.


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 Post subject: Re: Medicare for All
PostPosted: September 12 17, 5:36 pm 
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Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
ghostrunner wrote:
Udall, Leahy, and Heinrich.

Nice to see the dems stand up and do SOMETHING.



Yeah, only took them my whole life.


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 Post subject: Re: Medicare for All
PostPosted: September 13 17, 12:09 pm 
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Democrats continue to line up behind the bill

But wtf is this Perez guy saying below ? 90% ? makes no sense . Man these people piss me off. Wake up democrats & progressives - tweak it later or whatever - but they are not in a position to NOT unite behind ideas like this.

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Still, plenty of Democrats are opposed to the bill or at least remain skeptical of the concept. Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, hedged Tuesday when asked about the growing momentum around Sanders’ bill. He said it was one of many ideas among members of the party for achieving universal health care coverage in the country but cautioned that Democrats are still playing quite a lot of “defensive” on the issue.

“We have always believed in universal health care. We are 90 percent of the way there. We are fighting to get the final 10 percent and fighting against a Republican administration that wants to take away a big part of the 90 percent,” Perez told ABC News on Tuesday. “The question is, what is the fastest way to get to 100 percent? ... Different Democrats may have different pathways to get there, and that is the debate that will ensue.”


I enjoyed this quote.
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“Despite the lunatics in the Republican Party, they are not entirely wrong about the [ACA]. It does have serious holes in it,” said Chuck Idelson, the communications director for National Nurses United, a major nurses’ union that was one the first and most committed groups backing Sanders’ bid for the White House.

Idelson added, “Democrats have been recognizing that they lost the last election because they failed to speak to issues that affect people’s daily lives. Nothing affects people’s lives more than their health care.”


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 Post subject: Re: Medicare for All
PostPosted: September 13 17, 12:30 pm 
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I believe the 90% refers to the fact that slightly over 90% of the population has health insurance.


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