I do not want to subsidize the private insurance market; the whole point of creating a government option is to bring prices down. Insisting on a government mandate to have insurance without a better alternative to the status quo is not true reform.
Love Louise, she is right again. Anyone pushing this lousy insurance company protection legislation should be ashamed and particularly if they are here as Obama astro turf.
I hope that more people realize exactly what you say and then that we can bring real change that gives people back the American Dream. It is not exactly possible anymore unless you figure out how to game people and leech their money out of their pocket and in to yours. Unfortunately politics is one of the best ways to do that.
Still, this is a lovely diary and I pray and work towards real change.
In a sermon several years ago, my pastor talked about what would happen if you named a little girl Joy. Would she be reminded day to day to be joyful? I would like to think so and have a secret plan to talk one of my sons in to naming one of my hoped for grandchildren Joy.
We might not like everything in it (hell I don't) but I'm willing to accept what I can get now and work to get make things better.
When the hell did that ever happen? What we get now we get stuck with for 30 years.
Now to you other jaw dropping statement..
It is fucking pathetic that with all the power the democratic party holds right now WITH THE ABILITY TO PASS ANYTHING THEY WANT, we should have to HOPE that they would propose something as good as Nixon did.
did everything he could to destroy Hillary Clinton in 2008. The candidate who really caed about health care (not just passing any crap that could be declared victory) I have no fond memories left of him. He helped usher in some of the worst legislation in education and health care ever. No I am not get behind the house version with it's stupak/pitt sepsis amendment.
Al you are going to get with either of these versions is a bill where you will be forced to buy insurance, but it will be as high priced and the deductibles and co-pays will be so high you will not be able to use it. I think we are all better off if we oppose any of this passing and hope they are forced to start again.