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If Jerry Brown becomes our next governor -- and he will -- there's a not-bad chance that SB 810, the proposed California single-payer legislation, will prevail.

Once this state paves the way, all others will eventually follow suit. It's inevitable. Businesses will want to relocate to a state where employers do not have to pay for health care. To stay competitive, other states will soon have to follow California's lead.

Some comments, Jerry Brown has announced his opposition to single payer. However, as it has passed the California legislature TWICE only to be vetoed by the Gropinator. I don't think that Brown would actually veto it, but something to keep in mind.

Secondly, while enabling legislation within the federal Health Care Deform Act would have been helpful, it is not necessary for state systems.

Lastly, I am very very very nervous that buried within the Senate version of Health Care Deform there is something that would actively prohibit state based single payer systems. For that reason I implore lawyers and policy experts in the Mighty Corrente Building to go through the entire bill in search of such clauses.

I mean if guns in doctor's offices are protected, God knows what else in inside the bill.

Note - Check out the ad on California One Care

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Submitted by gmanedit on

So, faced with a catastrophe or expensive chronic condition, you have to pay the premiums, then you have to pay your costs (deductible), then you get some back (60 to 90 percent, if covered, and after co-pays), and then you're ruined and denied further care.

Did I get it right?

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Submitted by DCblogger on

Redstate (I know, I know)

Upon examination of Senator Harry Reid’s amendment to the health care legislation, Senators discovered section 3403. That section changes the rules of the United States Senate.

To change the rules of the United States Senate, there must be sixty-seven votes.

Section 3403 of Senator Harry Reid’s amendment requires that “it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.” The good news is that this only applies to one section of the Obamacare legislation. The bad news is that it applies to regulations imposed on doctors and patients by the Independent Medicare Advisory Boards a/k/a the Death Panels.

Now Redstate is wrong about changing Senate procedure, after all, Republicans were going to end the filibuster with a simple majority vote, and we should have let them. And Redstate does not seem to have any problems with AHIP death panels. But if Harry Reid has put a super majority on a provision, it must be pretty bad.

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Submitted by sisterkenney on

Watched her shill for the Senate Bill, lying her a** off on all the so-called "good stuff" crammed into the huge pile of dreck, and when asked about the CNA statement slamming the bill, she said "I'm not familiar with THAT group.."!
I am losing my mind! She, a CA Senator, isn't familiar with the ONE group that brought the Gropenator to a halt (working against him since 2004!!!!!) as he tried to suspend nursing ratio laws, change the election rules to exclude union financing, pass a MANDATE for health insurance, etc, etc, etc!!!!!!:
I AM ENRAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Submitted by letsgetitdone on

the CNA by name, only the NNU. So she can say that she didn't know about the CNA merging with the NNU. If he had said CNA she would have had a more difficult time weaseling out.

But you're right, she was lying her ass off, and she's been doing that for weeks along with other Dems reflecting the Party line.

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Submitted by madamab on

I don't have the words to express how awful I find this. Oh, Barbara, Barbara, Barbara. As Hillary would say, "SHAME ON YOU, Barbara Boxer!"

Yet more proof that our Congresscritters won't even breathe without Obama's approval.

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Submitted by sisterkenney on

And now hearing the progressive caucus in the house is rolling over..Grijalva is already doing the "pre-surrender" dance...I think I need an adult beverage!
(TY for the empathy madamab)

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Submitted by madamab on

nurses are always number one in my book. And anyone who disses nothing but NUMBER TWO!

Okay, am getting silly. Later, all.


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Submitted by jumpjet on

It was one of the reasons I wanted Gavin Newsom to prevail as the Democratic candidate for governor.

Has anyone ever asked him what he would do if he was presented with a single-payer bill passed by the State Assembly?