Healthcare Speech: Hold Obama To His Words!!!!

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    In last nights speech Transcript: Obama's Health Care Speech - CBS News Obama stated that the public will have the same plan as the congress and president enjoy.

    Lets hold him to this statement and make them put into any bill they pass that the congress and the executive both have to enroll on the public option.
     
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    exactly !! I'd like to see us try to pay for what they get.
     
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    Personally I'd like to see us pay for medicare/medicade, social security, TARP, and the stimulus plan before we decide to start another government beurocracy with health care.
     
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    If he was proposing a single-payer system, you'd have a point.
     
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    Which words? They change every time he opens his mouth!
     
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    He's proposing whatever monstrosity comes out of congress.

    He himself doesn't have a clue as to what is or isn't in the bill, or any idea what he's saying beyond the shiny words that pop up on TOTUS.
     
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    It is crystal clear that there is a n agenda well beyond insuring uninsured Americans. This thing is morphing every time his poll numbers change. But it still doesn't add up... we turn 1/6th of th U.S. economy upsoide down to benefit 3% of U.S. citizens?
    And did anyone notice that the 47 million uninsured is now miracuously 30 million????
     
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    It doesn't matter if its single payer or not. As long as there is a public health option I want those in charge of writing the legilation for it and executing the plan to have to be on that same plan.

    I dont trust them to do right by the poor people who would end up on the plan and this is the only way to assure that they do.
     
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    Your math is faulty. Assuming there are 300M people, 30M would be 10%, not 3%. Adding to that is the 14k people a day that are losing their insurance, which figure starting being noticed in October of '08, the 10% is looking like 12% right now. Plus all the people that are underinsured, rescisions and awaiting pre-existing conditions to expire and the figure grows to about 15%, which is comparable to the amount of people on Medicare or the VA.
     
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    The public option would be part of the exchange, where people can choose from a 'menu*' of health plans to suit their needs. That's what the federal employees have now. (*for lack of a better word---sorry, half asleep lol)
     

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