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  •  It wasn't mentioned in the movie (6+ / 0-)
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    caul, Justus, hazey, antirove, bnasley, salmo

    But I did see in on the Wikipedia page.

    It was an ugly battle. Social programs are not like the Agora, where you prove their merit through debate and then everyone accepts it. Doctors hated it when it was enacted. A decade later there was not significant opposition among physicians.

    "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -Albert Einstein

    by Kazmarov on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 11:47:05 PM PDT

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    •  I seem to recall scare stories about (0+ / 0-)

      "drafting doctors into the army" to keep them practicing under the "socialist" Canadian programs. Anyone know if there was any more to this than the recent "Amero" or "FEMA internment camp" conspiracy legends?

      Paul Ryan's guru-ess did a lot to spread that one around, as I recall.

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 07:42:42 AM PDT

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