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  • Jan Boehmermann (5064 posts)
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    Ready Or Not, Here Comes Bernie Sanders And His Single-Payer Plan

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to unveil a new version of his “Medicare-for-all” proposal on Wednesday. But the actual substance of the plan may matter less than what he says about it ― and the role he envisions that proposal playing in future debates over how to reform the U.S. health care system.

    He could try to make it a litmus test, by presenting his proposal as a near-finished piece of legislation and demanding that Democrats pledge fealty to its particulars. Or he could present it more as a concept, something he expects progressives to spend the next few years refining, with a greater emphasis on the goal of truly universal coverage than the specific means for achieving it.
    The former approach sounds bolder. The latter could ultimately do more to make health care available and affordable.


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  • Peace Patriot (3751 posts)
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    1. "coverage." "available," "affordable"! Big Insurance/Pharma weasel words!

    And who is Microsoft and Bill Gates (MSN) to be setting the parameters for what Bernie Sanders can do:

    “He could try to make it a litmus test….Or he could present it more as a concept blabbitty bla-bla-bla….”…

    Surely Big Insurance and Big Pharma only want to squeeze the second to the last dime out of the pockets of the poor (“affordable”) and Gawd knows they want anybody with even two dimes in their pocket to be able to buy it, or some of it (“available”).  And everybody needs not health care, but “coverage,” because only with “coverage” can that last dime also be taken.



    • torn (338 posts)
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      2. Well said……

      • spud demon (1201 posts)
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        4. Let's turn that list from red to green.

        It’s actually a little early to tar them for not supporting the bill.  Bernie just revealed it today.  I don’t know of any who have actually ruled it out, so… the time to write letters is now!

        Cubs, Google+, Weird Al, BMW
    • glinda (2589 posts)
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      3. Pig Pharma makes its profit gouging us and continue to make a ton of toxins as

      well. I see a thin slip of paper’s difference  between Monsanto, etc… and Pig Pharma and Gates has quite the investment in both areas. Remember his backing of injecting toxins into indigenous plants in another country to aid in treating disease that way. Ugh. And the Zika investment also. He is a greedy idiot.

      Single Payer presents a huge problem to both those areas and I now see why those funded in their campaigns will not back it.

      Animals know more than we do. - Native American proverb
      • Satan (3842 posts)
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        5. Monsanto actually IS part of Pig Pharma

        They bought Searle Pharmaceuticals (creators of Donald Rumsfeld’s favorite neurotoxin, Aspartame) years ago, and if a Devil recalls correctly, there was some recent talk of a Bayer/Monsanto merger more recently. Can’t remember if that one moved forward or not, but obviously nobody in the corrupt Congress would have stopped it.

        I didn't refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because any goddamned Russian told me to. I refused to vote for her because she is a warmongering, election stealing, Goldman Sachs fellating, Republican WHORE. No offense to sex workers.