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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:35 PM

Howard Dean, Now Employed by Health Care Lobby Firm, Opposes Bernie Sanders on Single-Payer

This is disgusting. Looks like Hillary Clinton can do the same if she loses to Bernie Sanders, as she is also attacking single-payer now. We are being betrayed by selfish hypocrites.


Howard Dean, Now Employed by Health Care Lobby Firm, Opposes Bernie Sanders on Single-Payer
Source: The Intercept

Howard Dean is the latest in a string of Hillary Clinton supporters to charge that Bernie Sanders is wrong to support a single-payer health care plan. The former chairman of the Democratic National Committee claimed on MSNBC last night that Sanders’ reform might result in “chaos” because “trying to implement it would in fact undo people’s health care.” Dean added, “That is something people should be concerned about.”

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In 2009, Dean praised single-payer while speaking on Democracy Now, calling the idea “by far the most economically efficient system.” That’s because, as Dean noted at the time, a Medicare-for-all style single-payer system would cut down on bureaucratic overhead and do a better job at controlling prices. An analysis by University of Massachusetts at Amherst professor Gerald Friedman found that the single-payer plan introduced into the last Congress, for instance, would save $592 billion, while expanding coverage to all uninsured Americans, regardless of ability to pay. Over 95 percent of households would see higher after-tax income because of the cost controls and elimination of insurance premiums.

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Reply Howard Dean, Now Employed by Health Care Lobby Firm, Opposes Bernie Sanders on Single-Payer (Original post)
LS_Editor Jan 2016 OP
tabasco Jan 2016 #1
Electric Monk Jan 2016 #2
hifiguy Jan 2016 #3
pangaia Jan 2016 #4
elias49 Jan 2016 #5
arcane1 Jan 2016 #6
Hoyt Jan 2016 #7
Octafish Jan 2016 #8
hifiguy Jan 2016 #9
Odin2005 Jan 2016 #10
Blue_Tires Jan 2016 #11
laundry_queen Jan 2016 #12
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2016 #13

Response to LS_Editor (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:36 PM

1. Sorry to see this.

 

Paycheck over principles, it appears.

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Response to LS_Editor (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:37 PM

2. 79 recs and counting, and in the proper forum (GD: P)

 

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Response to LS_Editor (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:37 PM

3. No principles except

 

"grab the money and shill."



Once I respected that man. No more.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:40 PM

4. Me too. I met him in2008 and was really, really impressed.

My opinion just changed `180 degrees.

Go fly a kite Dean..

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:42 PM

5. Ditto!

 

Money f'n kills the spirit.

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Response to LS_Editor (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:45 PM

6. "Democrats should be outraged" - Hillary Clinton in 2008

 

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Response to LS_Editor (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:59 PM

7. Dean has a point -- reopening the legislative process might result in something worse than the ACA.

That doesn't mean you don't try to amend/improve it significantly. But with the current right wing Congress, I would be quite concerned if it were thrown up to their, and the Tparty, supporters' desires.

But, why consider what Dean really said when one can bash him like Obama, Clinton, Planned Parenthood, etc.

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Response to LS_Editor (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 06:19 PM

8. What a coincidence.

Guy gets a job and he goes from single payer to not the same day.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 06:26 PM

9. Upton Sinclair understood perfectly:

 

"“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”"

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Response to LS_Editor (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:33 PM

10. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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Response to LS_Editor (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:40 PM

11. Dupe

And it's already a shit story to begin with -- see my response there...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511006135

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Response to LS_Editor (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 10:35 PM

12. Well shame on him. nt

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Response to LS_Editor (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 10:39 PM

13. Sub-autobus Deanae

 

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