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  •  So who's gonna take care of her patients now? (0+ / 1-)
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    FistJab

    Someone's gotta ask.  Since I'm the resident asshole buzzkill around these parts, I'll do it.

    It seems her greatest achievement is going out of her way to care for her patients - to stick with them and provide care in tough times.  Now she's going to DC to be the Surgeon General.  Good for her.  Hopefully she'll stand up to Obama when he signs a healthcare bill without a public option.  But in the meantime (which are tough times by any standard), who is going to take care of her 4,400 patients?  Some new doctor I suppose.  

    •  Public Option and a significant expansion of (1+ / 0-)
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      the National Health Service Corps would be a good start

      Single Payer and WPA 2.0...NOW!!!

      by Egalitare on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 11:07:29 AM PDT

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      •  Yes it would (0+ / 0-)

        but those evil conservatives, bought and sold by the health insurance lobby, also known as Congressional Democrats, won't let that happen.  There will never be a public option (at least not a meaningful one that falls under the definition that we know as public option... I wouldn't put it past them to pass some worthless bullshit and call it a "public option" just to satisfy 99% of the people on this website).

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