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  •  I think we need to keep making it news (6+ / 0-)

    It speaks to his supposed expertise as a businessman and cost-cutter that he thinks emergency room treatment is any answer to our soaring health care costs.
    Anyone who has spent a few nights in an Emergency waiting room and then hears Mitt Romney suggest it as a substitute for a primary care doctor--why would they vote for him?
    If Romney/Ryan win, there will be real and deleterious consequences for most Americans. Repealing the ACA and forcing people into emergency room care will be one of them.

    To keep our faces turned toward change, and behave as free spirits in the presence of fate--that is strength undefeatable. (Helen Keller)

    by kareylou on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 07:13:41 AM PDT

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    •  repeal is a complete non-starter, though (2+ / 0-)
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      that just ain't gonna happen.  the most the GOP can dream of is not funding it properly.

      Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

      by Cedwyn on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 07:28:07 AM PDT

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      •  I can't quite imagine (2+ / 0-)
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        the scenario in which the man who pledged to repeal the act is tasked with overseeing its implementation. What a fiasco that would be. I am counting on being able to purchase insurance on an exchange in 2014, and I know I'm not alone.
        You're right, they would probably just let it wither on the vine.  

        To keep our faces turned toward change, and behave as free spirits in the presence of fate--that is strength undefeatable. (Helen Keller)

        by kareylou on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 07:33:46 AM PDT

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      •  Even if it won't happen... (0+ / 0-)

        ...it doesn't mean that it's not a potent point to use against him.

        Romney just said that he'd want something incredible horrible to be policy.  Even if he won't succeed in that goal, we should be talking about that.

        But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

        by thezzyzx on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 07:48:02 AM PDT

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        •  he didn't "just" say it; he's said it a lot (0+ / 0-)

          for a while now.  hence the original comment.

          Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

          by Cedwyn on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 07:54:57 AM PDT

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