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David Brooks prefers single-payer to status quo

Conservative columnist David Brooks expressed support Sunday for a system of health care otherwise demonized in the press by the right wing. "I wouldn't mind a single-payer. Frankly I prefer a single-payer to what we have now," Brooks told ABC's Jake Tapper.

Sounds like someone in the Brooks family had a run in with the claims department.

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Submitted by hipparchia on

it would be way cool if more conservatives actually did prefer single payer, and said so, but my gut reaction is that he's just saying this to be contrarian, since the democrats -- the nominal liberals -- have basically ditched single payer.

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Submitted by Bryan on

His employers may be discussing down-sizing from a Cadillac to a Yugo to avoid taxes, something I envision occurring in many corporations if the Senate version is the basis for the final bill.

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Submitted by cwaltz on

Isn't it something ridiculous like $750 dollars per person for a company to get out of paying for health care entirely? I forget the number I read but it was ridiculously low when compared to what companies spend now per person.

Submitted by lambert on

They'd crank up the volume to keep what they had. Except for those who were laid off, of course. They'll be just like us!

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Submitted by nihil obstet on

but I think you'd see more mentions of single-payer, leading into a lot more positive references. The embargo on and trivializing of single-payer news would end. Media people aren't generally evil. They're just self-centered and lack imagination.