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Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:39 AM

 

Warren's post-debate interview on CNN: She's serious about MFA

After watching this interview, I believe her when she says she's sticking with Medicare for all. She was adamant about why she thinks MFA is best, even with all the hosts pressuring her to say otherwise.

I know there have been whispers that she will pivot to the center and adopt the public option approach. Full disclosure: I was hoping the whispers were true.
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Reply Warren's post-debate interview on CNN: She's serious about MFA (Original post)
ecstatic Oct 2019 OP
blm Oct 2019 #1
zaj Oct 2019 #2
BlueMTexpat Oct 2019 #7
BeyondGeography Oct 2019 #3
cilla4progress Oct 2019 #4
Moostache Oct 2019 #5
List left Oct 2019 #6
ms liberty Oct 2019 #8
dansolo Oct 2019 #9
BeyondGeography Oct 2019 #10
kcr Oct 2019 #11

Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:42 AM

1. Wonder why she sees costs going down with Med for All?

 

This could be a clue for the willfully clueless.

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:43 AM

2. It's a primary, not a final negotiation on a bill.

 

She will sign a public option bill if that's what makes it to her desk.
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Response to zaj (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 05:43 AM

7. I agree with

 

your assessment.
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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:45 AM

3. Reducing the cost of health care is the number one problem for the vast majority of people

 

M4A does that much better than the alternatives, so I'm not surprised. Warren is committed to making the math work for working people.
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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:51 AM

4. I trust her and am sticking

 

With her.

She's the real deal.
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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 01:07 AM

5. If we do not START the process with MFA, we will get NOTHING...

 

Not even a public option...

Obama did great things, was an exemplary president and is missed sorely (more than he knows)...BUT, taking MFA or single-payer off the table to START Obamacare negotiations was a big mistake. So was believing that snake Lieberman throughout the process...but we HAVE to start with a minimum of scaring the insurance companies into a panic that GUARANTEES a minimum of incremental insurance depletion and increased health care access.

My insurance is considered great by all standards, yet I am STILL declined doctor's prescribed insulin treatments in favor of "policy determined equivalent treatment" (which is neither comparable, nor equivalent). As a hypertensive, diabetic cancer survivor, I can not simply make choices for my career or life that do not involve careful consideration of the available benefits I could receive or enroll in.

Mark my words, if the newly elected Democratic President starts from any place OTHER THAN MFA in 2021 negotiations, we will be lucky to get a via Public Option at all...in this poker game, we have to represent a monster hand and then be willing to go all in and risk getting nothing to move the ball closer to universal health care access, which to me MUST be the goal.

(*EDIT - Yes, I realize that my preference for Mayor Pete is not 100% aligned on this issue...but no one is perfect!!)
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Response to Moostache (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 01:45 AM

6. Agree... nt

 

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Response to Moostache (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 06:57 AM

8. This right here is the correct answer. n/t

 

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Response to Moostache (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 07:53 AM

9. That's not the strategy here

 

M4A is not being sold that way. Anything less than it will be viewed as selling out, and will lose all the support on the left. That is the problem with this sort of absolutism. It is being sold as the only option.
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Response to dansolo (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 08:42 AM

10. The poster is correct though

 

Any health care solution that brings down costs will be the result of a painful negotiation. If you’re on our side why would you NOT want to impose an existential threat on insurance co’s as a starting point?
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Response to dansolo (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 12:26 PM

11. The reason for that strategy is the industry sponsored talking points you heard

 

on the stage last night. It wasn't absolutism you heard. It was a fight for the truth. If you start from the position Biden and the rest are arguing from, we will never get the health care system we need. There will always be millions of Americans going without, and it will never change.
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