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Old 02-12-2019, 09:03 AM
 
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I know a local dr. who left his private practice to work for a bigger state organization of doctors because his overhead was high and around his area there were so many medicare people and they don't pay all that much...he claims he couldn't make much of a profit that way.
The above was an unstated but pretty clear objective of Obamacare. The Progressive Left does not want physicians in small private practices (small business owners). They want all health care providers to become employees of extremely large medical corporations. That, however, is merely an interim step. Then, all of those health care providers could be unionized, and then the unions could make contributions to the Democratic Party.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I never said I believe government involvement in either medical care or health insurance would improve anything. (If I did, it was a typo.) I agree with you regarding government inefficiency and bureaucracy.

Perhaps you're thinking of another poster.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:02 PM
 
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The above was an unstated but pretty clear objective of Obamacare. The Progressive Left does not want physicians in small private practices (small business owners). They want all health care providers to become employees of extremely large medical corporations. That, however, is merely an interim step. Then, all of those health care providers could be unionized, and then the unions could make contributions to the Democratic Party.
Tinfoil hat expectations
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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The above was an unstated but pretty clear objective of Obamacare. The Progressive Left does not want physicians in small private practices (small business owners). They want all health care providers to become employees of extremely large medical corporations. That, however, is merely an interim step. Then, all of those health care providers could be unionized, and then the unions could make contributions to the Democratic Party.
Why make stuff up that's not even entertaining?
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:27 PM
 
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The above was an unstated but pretty clear objective of Obamacare. The Progressive Left does not want physicians in small private practices (small business owners). They want all health care providers to become employees of extremely large medical corporations. That, however, is merely an interim step. Then, all of those health care providers could be unionized, and then the unions could make contributions to the Democratic Party.
Not true at all. Medicare patients not being worth seeing predates the ACA. A big driver for the high overhead is in essence all the different insurance companies with offices having to bill and rebill constantly which also predates the ACA.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Not necessarily. Remember Jerry Brown was considered something in between a stupid young kid and a hopeless "moonbat" idealist. He didn't accomplish much in his first ride, but 30 years of hard political seasoning and he turned into the miracle worker California needed.

But it all does take the realization that politics is a system, and you can't just jump in and start yanking levers whether you're Carter, Brown, Reagan, Trump or AOC.
"Miracle worker?" Yes, I guess you could say that. To paraphrase Bill Klingon, "It all depends on how you define 'miracle'."

Castro-Cortez, as some wag has already pointed out, would best be suited as ambassador to Venezuela.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:05 PM
 
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The US could easily afford free college for kids coming from families making sub six figures, itd cost a rounding error.

The US can afford Medicare for all. Were already paying for it with a lot of waste, we the taxpayers just get nothing for it. Our medical system though is structurally broken. The only real way to fix it is totally destroy it and start over, but nobody has the backbone for that.
How thousands of dollars, would you be willing to pay in taxes so these two things could happen. Remember all these great ideas as some call them, cost a huge amount of money, and the money comes from the more fortunate people including you.
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Old Today, 01:49 AM
 
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Socialists should really only have 3/5 of a vote. It's their dream, after all.
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