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    the continuing existence of erisa 514 is a hole in the aca large enough to drive countless deaths by denial of treatment through. it renders the requirement of insurance coverage to people with preexisting conditions practically meaningless, because insurers can just take the money and then refuse to pay for expensive treatments.

    a public option, with a mandate (which most hardcore obama supporters considered unacceptable in 2008), and a repeal of erisa 514 would lower costs and expand actual health care (as opposed to healh insurance) coverage, at lower costs to consumers, while also lowering the deficit. it would be as close to single payer as you could get without it being single payer. the aca will help a lot of people, but don't for one minute pretend it is anything but one step on a still long path toward a comprehensive solution. a path that the aca itself does not necessitate we ever take.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 03:01:05 AM PST

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