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  •  It would be hard to get (1+ / 0-)
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    a medical system built around any other model than profit when there is no political party in favor of anything else.

    "Reform" designed to make the profit making healthcare system less costly is what both parties can barely be brought to agreement on.

    Democrats aren't even united on having a token public presence.

    It's a shame that there is not a political party that supports single-payer not for profit healthcare.  In the absence of such a party, it's not going to happen.

    Most here would oppose a "new party" here, I think.  Efforts to change the Democrats by mounting challenges to re-nomination of congressional reps and senators who are weak on healthcare ??

    Some will argue that such challenges would weaken the Democratic incumbents and elect Republicans endangering all other aspects of Democratic policy.

    You've been told by the political class of this country that you can't discuss "Canadian-European" style healthcare in their halls.

    America's political leadership makes a country with socialized medicine the recipient of the largest portion of its  foreign aid and then denies discussing socialized medicine to its own elected bodies.

    •  The Progressive Caucus (0+ / 0-)

      has at least been good in promoting progressive principles and sticking to them under pressure. There's just not enough of them. Going third party would just worsen the situation by splitting the left, so I would agree - even if they fail at this, no "new party". But punishment for sure for all who make real reform fail.

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