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Response to strawberries (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 05:26 PM

10. Because we did not have a majoirity in the House that would write such a bill.

We did not have a majority it the Senate that would write such a bill.

We did not have a President that told the House and Senate, give me Single Payer.

What was written was a bill that would use the existing insurance system and make it cheaper and expand it to cover the vast majority of Americans. Those not covered would have access to Medicaid.

It wasn't even possible to get a public option. The public option as conceived was a very cheap, very basic system that would be used to keep prices low. The public option never made it past the committee.

it is difficult because there is not a sufficient number of people in the 50 states who would elect a majority of members of Congress who would consider writing such a bill.

As I said, if we keep a majority of Democrats in the House and the Senate, overtime our System will be improved to something approaching Single Payer or Medicare for all.

But writing such a bill from the get go is not possible now and never was.

And standing back and letting Republicans burn the healthcare system down is both immoral and unethical.

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