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40 % of Americans opposed health care reform before public options was dropped.

Do you think healthcare will be the downfall of Democrats in 2010?

President Barack Obama is facing a wave of anger from liberal Democrats who accuse the White House of abandoning health-care reform proposals dear to U.S. progressives -- including a new government-run insurance option or an expansion of Medicare -- without putting up a fight.

In a scathing criticism of White House compromises, former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday that health care legislation now before the U.S. Senate has been so badly gutted it should be scrapped altogether.



Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/story.html?id=2349127#ixzz0Zuf5W5Pw

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:28 PM on Dec. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • which means 60 were for it?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 PM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • If only statistics were that simple. Even by your measure anon :28, that would be sixty percent that was for it BEFORE public option was dropped. Many that were supporting the bill were doing so because of the medicare buy in and the public option. now that those are gone, what is the point of the current bill? Who will it help and in what measure? And finally, how much will it cost? Seems like a no brainer to me. For this single solitary time, I agree with Howard Dean.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 PM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • I agree with Dean. Scrap it and start over. Dems should be using all the tricks Repubs used when they were in charge, get real reform passed and say F u to all their opponents.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • Yes, they should definitely scrap this one and start over, and put some stuff in that will actually help! Like, being able to buy insurance across state lines, and tort reform. That is basically what we need, but the Dims won't even listen to the American people. I can only assume that is because of special interest groups, like trial lawyers, who want to make a profit off of this.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 11:28 PM on Dec. 16, 2009

  • In a scathing criticism of White House compromises, former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday that health care legislation now before the U.S. Senate has been so badly gutted it should be scrapped altogether.

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    For once, I agree with Howard Dean! LOL

    Merry Christmas! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:39 AM on Dec. 17, 2009

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