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The one thing that voters won’t stand for is inaction. Most people will support a person who stands for and supports a difficult decision no matters how unpopular.
I am VERY dissatisfied with the Democrats. They are unable commit to health care reform, regardless of the evidence supporting the absolute need for dramatic changes. Unfortunately, the screaming, irrational right frightened the Democrats from doing what is right and necessary.
How is it that an obvious GOP puppet president can lead us into an irrational, illegal war in Iraq, with lies, and the Democrats cannot pass rational, necessary health care reform when 62% of all bankruptcies in the U.S. are medical bankruptcies and ¾ of those bankruptcies had health insurance (See: www.law.harvard.edu/news/2005/02/03_bankruptcy.php ).
“For-profit” medical insurance companies are morally duplicitous institutions. They cannot cover medical care, and maximize returns for their shareholders. To me this is an obvious dichotomy that is not part of the health care reform debate.
A national health-care exchange that includes a public option is a good starting point. The next, necessary step is a single-payer system like that of Japan, Germany or the U.K..
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