Does anyone like the Baucus bill?

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by Missourian, Sep 26, 2009.

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How do you feel about the Baucus Bill?

Poll closed Oct 10, 2009.
  1. I'm on the left and it has potential.

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    0.0%
  2. I'm on the left and I hate it.

    33.3%
  3. I'm on the right and it has potential.

    6.7%
  4. I'm on the right and I hate it.

    13.3%
  5. I'm an Independent and it has potential.

    6.7%
  6. I'm an Independent and I hate it.

    20.0%
  7. I support the House version.

    6.7%
  8. I support the Republican plan.

    20.0%
  9. I have no opinion, but I like to vote in internet polls.

    0 vote(s)
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  10. I am currently undecided.

    13.3%
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  1. Missourian
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    No one supports the Baucus bill, but it faces far less opposition than the House bill would.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-miA_AA3JA&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Countdown: Wendell Potter on BaucusBill: "Surely we can come up with something better than this."[/ame]



    The Seminal Watercooler: Wendell Potter on the Baucus bill - “Surely we can come up with something better than this.”
     
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    Emma Evil Liberal Leftist™

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    Of course. Baucus' is kissing insurance industry ass.
     
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    You're right. The right hates it because they're opposed to any sort of reform and the left hates it because the bill is structured in such a way that it dodges addressing a lot of issues in the spirit of compromise.
     
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    This is the republican sponsored bill--so I don't get where you state the "right" hates it because they against any type of reform?---:cuckoo:

    The left hates it--because they will have to pay for their own medical insurance. After all, they were told repeatedly that medical care would be "free," or paid for by someone else---:lol:
     
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    Max Baucus is a Democrat...
     
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    It's supposed to be "bi-partisan". I heard they have 547 amendments so far, and it's such a "moving target" that the OMB can't put a price tag on it.

    I've said this a dozen times. Why don't they do this piece meal and settle the easy stuff first? We all want pre-existing conditions to be covered and not have people dropped if they get sick. Why can't they just take care of that first?
     
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    That's probably what it's going to come down to...

    Pity.
     
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    There was a big rally in insurance stocks the day the bill came out. That told me all I needed to know,

    thumbs down.
     

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