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24. Same here. I agree with how Bernie Sanders put it:
Thu Jun 28, 2012, 11:35 PM
Jun 2012

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Bernie Sanders welcomed the ruling. "Today is a good day for millions of Americans who have pre-existing conditions who can no longer be rejected by insurance companies. It is a good day for families with children under 26 who can keep their children on their health insurance policies. It is a good day for women who can no longer be charged far higher premiums than men.

"It is a good day for 30 million uninsured Americans who will have access to healthcare. It is a good day for seniors who will continue to see their prescription drug costs go down as the so-called doughnut hole goes away. It is a good day for small businesses who simply cannot continue to afford the escalating costs of providing insurance for their employees. It is a good day for 20 million Americans who will soon be able to find access to community health centers.

"It is an especially good day for the state of Vermont, which stands to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in additional federal funds to help our state achieve universal health care.

"In my view, while the Affordable Care Act is an important step in the right direction and I am glad that the Supreme Court upheld it, we ultimately need to do better. If we are serious about providing high-quality, affordable healthcare as a right, not a privilege, the real solution to America's health care crisis is a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system. Until then, we will remain the only major nation that does not provide health care for every man, woman and child as a right of citizenship.

"I am proud that Vermont is making steady progress toward implementing a single-payer system. I hope our state will be a model to show the rest of the nation how to provide better care at less cost to more people."

(Wish my state were on board with Vermont's plan, but it's impossible right now.

kickin for votes. seabeyond Jun 2012 #1
kicking again for votes. i should have put something inflammatory to keep it up top seabeyond Jun 2012 #2
k seabeyond Jun 2012 #3
I'm still on the fence, Sea. Ruby the Liberal Jun 2012 #4
i am with you. i see the woes in mandatory. that is tough. i am not seeing the insurance issue seabeyond Jun 2012 #16
It's a baby step - but at least we're going in the right direction. nt TBF Jun 2012 #5
Yeah - ^THIS^ Ruby the Liberal Jun 2012 #9
yes maddezmom Jun 2012 #10
How is private, for-profit healthcare the right direction? leftstreet Jun 2012 #14
The baby step is more folks covered - TBF Jun 2012 #19
We didn't need people in the streets leftstreet Jun 2012 #35
I don't like the privatized part of it at all - TBF Jun 2012 #36
I voted "Good for the people" but... Wounded Bear Jun 2012 #6
It's a mixed blessing. Blue_In_AK Jun 2012 #7
My thoughts exactly. n/t 99Forever Jun 2012 #11
Same here. I agree with how Bernie Sanders put it: GreenPartyVoter Jun 2012 #24
sanders is another i listen to. and reasonably trust. nt seabeyond Jun 2012 #33
I'm feeling pretty good about this one. onethatcares Jun 2012 #8
K for votes ~ How do I feel? goclark Jun 2012 #12
Looking for the poisoned pill. It's too soon to know how this will all play out. n/t gkhouston Jun 2012 #13
true. i do get that. nt seabeyond Jun 2012 #17
It's a very good ruling for people who can afford insurance n/t leftstreet Jun 2012 #15
Kick for more votes. MineralMan Jun 2012 #18
looking pretty good. nt seabeyond Jun 2012 #20
k seabeyond Jun 2012 #21
one more time, then once in the morning for the morning crowd. nt seabeyond Jun 2012 #22
This is a slippery slope. n/t Le Taz Hot Jun 2012 #23
A good step in the right direction. limpyhobbler Jun 2012 #25
I'm still not entirely sure I wasn't slipped a Jeffrey Kennah Jun 2012 #26
It was a good legal ruling and therefore a good thing for the judicial branch... Blasphemer Jun 2012 #27
Its a step in the right direction is what I think. madokie Jun 2012 #28
As Bernie Sanders said, A good day for millions of Americans. MADem Jun 2012 #29
Pre existing disease denial is gone lovuian Jun 2012 #30
A good ruling H2O Man Jun 2012 #31
Good ruling. Sans__Culottes Jun 2012 #32
We can do much better. We are far from done. RC Jun 2012 #34
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