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"if there is no public option and no medicare buy in, what exactly is being reformed?"

This is the direct result of somebody's attempt to "frame the message" surrounding healthcare reform. I don't think Obama's doing it, or the Democratic Party. Whose bright idea is this?

Edit: To clarify, I'm wondering where the idea came from, that any health care reform that doesn't include this specific thing is automatically a failure. I still remain unconvinced that a public option is required to make a meaningful reform to the nation's health system.

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jered
Dec. 15th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks; yeah, to broaden the topic I think Obama has been an almost complete failure, and the only reason I don't totally regret voting for him is that I don't think McCain has been any better.

Is there a single issue that he has been a positive force on yet? I think that health care has been a failure, to the minimal extent that he has been involved. Nothing productive has happened in terms of financial industry reform. And his record on gay rights is worst that Bush!

I feel like this has been a total bait and switch, and the cries of "it hasn't been a year, wait for him to gain political capital and then he'll be a strong leader" are nonsense. I wish I had voted for Clinton in the primary.

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