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Wed Jan 13, 2016, 04:46 PM

69. As it looked to me,

Hillary Clinton advanced an argument that trying to implement Bernie Sanders' master plan for health care carried with it a potential risk of leaving millions uninsured. In her view, the speculative risk was one of politics and process. Bernie's plan, as she explained it, involved dissolving the existing national health care programs and reformulating them all into one national health care agency -- a single payer, health care for all, program that would replace the PPACA, Medicaid, etc. She argued that in the process of trying to enact such sweeping change, existing programs could fall away and leave millions in the lurch.

Chelsea was speaking somewhere and gave a clipped and mangled version of her mother's argument, leaving out the details and proclaiming simply that Bernie's health care plan would put millions out in the cold.

A progressive political program somewhere did a segment showing clips of both Hillary and Chelsea. The commentators talked breathlessly about the "unprecedented" and "historic" nature of Chelsea's allegedly "lying" speech.

A big DU thread ensued.

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