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Do you think we are going to get reform?

Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Democrats are leaning toward including a government-run insurance plan in a health-care measure that would let individual states opt out, a proposal House leaders signaled would be acceptable.

The establishment of the so-called public option to compete with private insurers is opposed by Republicans and has split Democrats. To get support from reluctant members of his party, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada is likely to include the opt-out version in the legislation, said a Democratic aide who requested anonymity.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who backs what she calls a more “robust” form of the public option, was asked yesterday about the Senate proposal at a Washington press conference. “I don’t think there’s much problem with that,” she said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/afs_qwysnviw

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Oct. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • We may get something but it isn't going to be reform. There is no way on earth they can take a failing system, add millions of people to it, cut programs and come up with savings and reform. If you believe that I have some great waterfront property for sale you will love.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:49 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Hopefully it's a start

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:50 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • yes!
    older

    Answer by older at 7:52 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • I'm afraid HCR will end up like NCLB, which was created with the best of intentions and gave terrible results. 


    I would really like to see something concrete and understandable. I'm afraid we will end up with a behemoth bill that no one will understand, full for pork, and will cost billions more than expected. 

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:57 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • I'm afraid HCR will end up like NCLB, which was created with the best of intentions and gave terrible results.


    I have heard people say the NCLB would have worked if it was funded...I don't really know the specifics though

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:04 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Y E S !!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Oh, we'll get reform, all right....reforming this country into an unrecognizable disaster...but hey, the liberals will be happy as pigs in shiat...now that is 'change' you can count on!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Let Pharma fund a single payer option.. they can be the single payer.
    Everyone should get free healthcare paid for by them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • Let Pharma fund a single payer option.. they can be the single payer. Everyone should get free healthcare paid for by them.


    With what TRUE profits?


    http://www.cptech.org/ip/health/econ/howmuch.html


    (warning there are a lot of big words and even bigger numbers, but hopefully you get the point that "big pharma" doesn't exactly rake in the dough you think such private companies do!!!  And even if they rake in a few billion--dedicating YEARS of research and development and saving thousands of lives has to count for SOMETHING, does it not?!


    Or, we could just go back to life expectancy maxing out at around 30, if you'd prefer! 

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:17 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

  • We'll probably end up getting something because they are so obsessed with getting this passed before the end of this year they'll probably put anything out there right now and not even care what is included or what the cost is...they'll just deal with that later. It'll be crappy reform and it will end up costing us more in the end and it will ruin the healthcare of people who are already insured b/c of the rising costs of everything to do with healthcare.
    amyrw

    Answer by amyrw at 9:35 PM on Oct. 24, 2009

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