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    Dennis Kucinich to Vote Yes on Health Care - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    Kucinich, long time proponent of single payer, who voted "NO" in November citing that the reform does not go far enough, has pledged his YEA vote for the new bill.

    An Excellent visual representation of where the house is:
    Democrats to Watch on the Health Care Vote - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com

    Dems need 22 of 39 "Publicly undecided" to vote YEA in order to pass... All 39 of which are dems. This assumes the 20 who voted NO in November will all vote No again.

    I like those odds!:clap2:
     
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    I figured it wasn't socialistic enough for him. Kucinich is simply a politician in the wrong country all together.
     
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    I'm not sure why anyone in favor of universal health care wouldn't be lining up to vote for this. The simple fact that it doesn't have a public option here doesn't mean that this bill doesn't take profound steps to demolish the private health insurance industry. So, that's a big first step for socialized medicine fans.
     
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    What is halrious is NO ONE I have ever talked to wants socialized medicine for the US.
     
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    Ok, so it's a big first step for single payer and socialized medicine fans. Single payer would hardly do anything to cut down the cost of health insurance because it does nothing to address the reasons why health care is expensive. In fact, it would only end up costing more for those who can afford it unless the government expects to borrow another few trillion dollars.

    But if anyone cares to discuss how the Senate bill would lead to the destruction of the health insurance industry, then i guess i'd be up for it again.
     
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    Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania switched from Undecided to YEA today as well.

    Now needin 21 of 38 "publicly undecided!"

    Get your talking points ready, fellas!
     
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    The reason why the left are so desperate for this bill to pass is that it is a 'transition' towards a single payer system.... a single payer system is what they have in the UK.... that is socialized medicine. Why does Obama pretend it is not a transitional step to single payer and that single payer is what the left want? I know why.
     

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