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Monday, November 23, 2009

I repeat

Let them filibuster.

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That being the case, you may as well let the repubes reclaim Congress next year too while you're at it. Public approval is now at 37% and sinking. This dog ain't gonna ever hunt.

Actually, a Republican filibuster would do the Democrats a lot of good.

Low approval ratings for Congress do not signify that a change in control is coming. Everybody hates Congress but loves their own congressional representative.

Abandon partisanship. It makes no difference what party label dominates, as both have devolved into corrupt sewage. I have had a fill of weekend backroom deals and vote bribes!

As a former 3rd generation lifelong Democrat, I choose to not align with superficial party names. Give me the values and principals that point to smaller, less intrusive government and I'll cast my vote accordingly.

A Republican filibuster would do the Democrats good? The public would see the Republicans trying to prevent the Democrats from ramming down our throats a health care plan that only 'enjoys' 38% approval as of today.

I'm with you. Let them filibuster....PLEASE.

Butch...do you have health insurance?

"Congress do not signify that a change in control"

Depends, I think you're rolling the dice on actual voter reaction to this health plan and the need for it.

mp97303,

Yes. And before you proceed with whatever point you were going to try and make, I'm not saying we don't need health care reform of some sort. I'm saying we don't need THIS health care reform, and apparently at this point, most Americans agree.

I'm just disappointed that the "procedural filibuster" is used now instead of the old school reading of phone books and rules of card games from back in the day.

If you're gonna waste everyone's time, you should be standing up there, talking the whole time; not just announcing a filibuster, taking a vote to see if it's broken, and then everyone going back to their offices to call up donors and fill up the re-election bank accounts.

Please, please, let me control my own care and costs....

So you self-insure?

Everyone needs to read this: why our health care costs are so high

Butch,

Can I read your plan?

"So you self-insure?"

I buy the insurance I choose. I visit the doctor I choose. I have an MSA so routine visits aren't a strain in the budget, nor do they have to be postponed until payday. I take care of myself, as does my family. I pay attention to what's going on with all our care and the costs involved.

Yes, I control my own care and costs. I do NOT want the government screwing up what I have done to protect me and my family.

mp97303,

Have you read the Senate's?

Yes, I control my own care and costs.

What resource do you use to comparison shop what doctors charge and what procedures cost? I would love to be able to do the same.

"What resource do you use to comparison shop what doctors charge and what procedures cost? I would love to be able to do the same."

My employer maintains a wonderful web site allowing common procedure comparisons...but it's internal only.

I found it's often as simple as asking. I went to our local Urgent Care clinic (who we just love) and asked them - "....which insurance company is the easiest to deal with for you, and seems to provide the best service for the patient?" They were very honest and told us the pros and cons of several of the choices we had. That and some web searching and networking with other parents were I work made the choices clear, to me.

What if you lose your insurance and can't get new because of a pre-existing condition that turns up in the gap? Comparison shopping and choosing what you like are worthless in that case because no one will insure you for any price. In addition, all the comparison shopping in the world won't help if you really get sick. Intensive care can drain your bank account pretty fast at thousands a day.


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