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do you need to sober up before you can answer, or do you just not have anything  to say? it’s tough to tell, though i suspect there isn’t that much daylight between the two. i specifically worded my post to be  clear as possible as to what i was asking

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Just now, a good and nice guy said:

do you need to sober up before you can answer, or do you just not have anything  to say? it’s tough to tell, though i suspect there isn’t that much daylight between the two. i specifically worded my post to be  clear as possible as to what i was asking

What post?  The one where you quoted yourself because you're too lazy to respond to what I said?  Yeah, I'm the drunk one, right.  Seriously, I've never denied that I'm an alcoholic, but you're now using at a rhetorical crutch.  If you want to argue, man up and argue.  There's no one stopping you but your own horseshit.

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i quoted myself because the question i was asking was not only clearly laid out but the pertinent issue, which you chose(?) to ignore, it was specifically emphasized. 

if any serious person has an actual answer, or even thinks my wording was unclear, let me know i am genuinely interested in this because i have never had it adequately explained

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I explained why I think people like their private insurance.  Thought it was a pretty clear explanation.  If you want me to explain, like, conceptually, why people would rather have private rather than public insurance?  No, I can't answer that question.  No one should be expected to.  Go to grad school, talk about it a bunch in some seminars, and get back to me.  Because you'll still be wondering the same exact thing.

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7 minutes ago, DMC said:

I explained why I think people like their private insurance.  Thought it was a pretty clear explanation.  If you want me to explain, like, conceptually, why people would rather have private rather than public insurance?  No, I can't answer that question.  No one should be expected to.  Go to grad school, talk about it a bunch in some seminars, and get back to me.  Because you'll still be wondering the same exact thing.

no you said people like there insurance (which was already a given, in that they prefer it to having no insurance, duh) and you intimated that due to the fact most insurance is private, ipso facto, people must like private insurance, all without evidence declaring the very assumption i was challenging. 

and i ask because a fair number of posters here are operating under the assumption that there needs to be some kid of grace period or the like in switching over to a universal medicare for all type health care system, which i strongly reject and think requires further examination of it is to be taken for granted in these threads (and your quoted posts seems to back that)

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1 minute ago, a good and nice guy said:

no you said people like there insurance (which was already a given, in that they prefer it to having no insurance, duh) and you intimated that due to the fact most insurance is private, ipso facto, people must like private insurance, all without evidence declaring the very assumption i was challenging.

OMG you're like the lamest officious prick ever.  Like the opening chapter of The Shining when he meets the boss.  But worse.  Of course I mean people that liked their private insurance..liked the fact they had insurance.  And accordingly, if they think it's gonna be taken away, that needs to be an electoral consideration.  Seriously dude, what are you arguing here?  We should tell them no, fuck you and go away?

6 minutes ago, a good and nice guy said:

and i ask because a fair number of posters here are operating under the assumption that there needs to be some kid of grace period or the like in switching over to a universal medicare for all type health care system, which i strongly reject and think requires further examination of it is to be taken for granted in these threads (and your quoted posts seems to back that)

Well, then see above.  Yeah, there does need to be a grace period.  Look how the ACA was rolled it.  It's incompetency almost killed the whole damn thing.  And that was a very VERY small fraction of what would happen if everybody went on public insurance.  So maybe you should grow the fuck up and realize what you're talking about.

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2 minutes ago, a good and nice guy said:

it would t be taken away though, it would be replaced, by a far superior and streamlined option, unlike the aca 

Right.  In the fairy world, with candy drops and spinning dresses.

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My private insurance is pretty amazing. I've had others and they sucked compared. My wife used to be on Medicare and it also sucked compared to what I have now. I know that it would be very difficult to envision everyone having the same kind of insurance that I do without everything going bankrupt. 

I'm good with that changing, mind you, but I know many others who aren't. 

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Just now, Kalbear said:

My private insurance is pretty amazing. I've had others and they sucked compared. My wife used to be on Medicare and it also sucked compared to what I have now. I know that it would be very difficult to envision everyone having the same kind of insurance that I do without everything going bankrupt. 

I'm good with that changing, mind you, but I know many others who aren't. 

mind if i ask what you like about your current insurance and what you disliked about medicare? obviously this is all anecdotal but you are the first person i’ve ever heard this from

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22 minutes ago, a good and nice guy said:

ah, very informative, thank you 

You're welcome.

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1 hour ago, a good and nice guy said:

mind if i ask what you like about your current insurance and what you disliked about medicare? obviously this is all anecdotal but you are the first person i’ve ever heard this from

I actually love my private insurance. I pay about 700 bucks a month, and any time I visit the doctor or get a prescription they don't like, I have huge co-pays. I have psoriatic arthritis so I see a specialist 2 times a month as we get it under control. 40 bucks a pop for each specialist visit, plus the 80 dollar co-pay for the meds, plus the other meds I take for plenty of valid reasons. Despite my 700 bucks a month, I'm still paying over 200 a month in copays! I mean...what's not to love? When I was on Medicaid previously, it fucking sucked. I never paid for anything. When I started seeing a new specialist, sometimes I did have to wait a couple of months, but then again, as Medicaid expanded rapidly in our state, I noticed the number of specialists accepting Medicaid not only sky rocketed, but wait times plummeted. What was I saying again? Oh yeah, private insurance. At least I don't have to say "medicaid" out loud when the receptionist asks me what insurance I'm on.

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9 hours ago, Zorral said:

That's what I said.  But since the TVillain & Criminal, Sadistic, Depraved rethugs lie every time they open their mouths or put their fingers on a keyboard, it seems that there are people, even on this forum, who thinks we should too.

Anyway, the virtues are worthwhile and worthy traits to attempt living up to.  The thing is, whereas many of us know this, and will try, while knowing we are certainly failing or going to fail, at least half the time -- those others openly sneer at the very idea of virtue -- though, of course, like the Brit ruling classes, they still heartily are convinced that the have-nots are to be virtuous, and be so all time. Virtue for the poor, murder and pillage with impunity as the privilege and right of the rich.

??? Umm... everyone already worked out a lot of the angst during my Axis and Allies campaign, but I had your quote queued up so I'll go ahead and respond anyway.

I for one absolutely believe Democrats should lie constantly and loudly. Kamala Harris should personally guarantee a return of every single job lost to outsourcing and on the same day she's sworn in introduce a bill written on the back of a takeout menu to "bring the jobs back". And when it doesn't pass she should say whatever the fuck pops into her mind about why Mitch wouldn't do it. I wanna win. Dignity is for losers, because winners don't give a good goddamn what the people they've stomped on think.

As for the latter half of the second paragraph, I can't speak for Trisk but I know I've never once in my life expected people in destitute situations to act with virtue. Life is brutal and unfair. I say more power to the unclean masses if/when they're ready to start burning shit. Fuck, I'm ready to roll out the guillotines as soon as the mob finally breaks. 

It won't though. Because people like you are too concerned with feeling morally superior to get your hands dirty. I don't have an issue with this laudable mindset, either. Until it becomes an impediment to achieving our shared aims.

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7 hours ago, Kalbear said:

My private insurance is pretty amazing. I've had others and they sucked compared. My wife used to be on Medicare and it also sucked compared to what I have now. I know that it would be very difficult to envision everyone having the same kind of insurance that I do without everything going bankrupt. 

I'm good with that changing, mind you, but I know many others who aren't. 

Are you sure you don't mean your wife was on Medicaid? Or was she considered disabled and then somehow recovered? As far as I know being medically disabled is the only way one can be on Medicare and be under 65.

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9 hours ago, DMC said:

I explained why I think people like their private insurance.  Thought it was a pretty clear explanation.  If you want me to explain, like, conceptually, why people would rather have private rather than public insurance?  No, I can't answer that question.  No one should be expected to.  Go to grad school, talk about it a bunch in some seminars, and get back to me.  Because you'll still be wondering the same exact thing.

"loss aversion"

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An artist blasted by the Anti-Defamation League for creating a “blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon” has been invited to the White House by President Donald Trump.

Cartoonist Ben Garrison proudly tweeted his invitation to join a “Social Media Summit” this coming Thursday at the White House. The invitation was called out on Saturday by CNN’s Jake Tapper.

 

Artist Who Created ‘Blatantly Anti-Semitic Cartoon’ Invited By Trump To White House
The Anti-Defamation League slammed Ben Garrison’s “Jewish conspiracy” cartoon, which was created for Pizzagate promoter Mike Cernovich.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/anti-semitism-cartoonist-white-house-trump-adl_n_5d21219ae4b0f3125685269d

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31 minutes ago, Triskele said:

"loss aversion"

Yeah, I think you get today's gold star.

I loathe employer sponsored insurance and would like to get rid of it. That said, I don't think it would be politically wise to get rid of it all at once. You're right that most people are pretty risk adverse. They may know the current system sucks, but fear they may end up with something worse.

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9 hours ago, a good and nice guy said:

no you said people like there insurance (which was already a given, in that they prefer it to having no insurance, duh) and you intimated that due to the fact most insurance is private, ipso facto, people must like private insurance, all without evidence declaring the very assumption i was challenging. 

and i ask because a fair number of posters here are operating under the assumption that there needs to be some kid of grace period or the like in switching over to a universal medicare for all type health care system, which i strongly reject and think requires further examination of it is to be taken for granted in these threads (and your quoted posts seems to back that)

I can still remember growing up here in Ontario and there was no public healthcare. My father had medical insurance through his benefits from his job. Then a  public medical plan was introduced and everybody had to pay a set amount each month. Once you were over the age of 21, you had to pay for yourself and I along with lots of others my age did not pay and had no coverage if we got sick or hurt. If I had a minimum wage job I had a choice between food or insurance.  I think I was in my 30's with kids when I no longer had to pay premiums for public health insurance. 

We had lots of people saying then that if there are no premiums, people will abuse the system and clog up the emergency rooms. If Ontario can do a rollout of public healthcare with little or no fuss, any other jurisdiction should be able to do the same.

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