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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Many American colleges and universities are like that. One can get in easier if their parent or grandparent went there. Even more assured if they are alumni donors. No college is going to risk cutting that off. Dartmouth got 285 million from alumni last year, you can bet their kids get to go there as well. When you consider that's on top of tuition that's staggering amounts.

    Dartmouth fundraising tops $285 million in last year
    And college enrollment has been declining over the past several years.

    College Enrollment Declines for Fifth Straight Year | Fortune.com
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    And college enrollment has been declining over the past several years.

    College Enrollment Declines for Fifth Straight Year | Fortune.com
    Several reasons for that. We have the "baby bust" generation going through now (born prior to 2000). Also the kids today no longer have boomers as parents but Gen Xer parents who many still have their own college loans not paid yet. Plus its too expensive. I know quite a few kids who aren't going anymore. Pay isn't that great unless you go into STEM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Several reasons for that. We have the "baby bust" generation going through now (born prior to 2000). Also the kids today no longer have boomers as parents but Gen Xer parents who many still have their own college loans not paid yet. Plus its too expensive. I know quite a few kids who aren't going anymore. Pay isn't that great unless you go into STEM.
    One of the ways not providing equal opportunity will do us in in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    And college enrollment has been declining over the past several years.

    College Enrollment Declines for Fifth Straight Year | Fortune.com
    Many can not afford the tuition. And do not get grades high enough to get a Scholarship. But Education is still important.
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    Its funny how all of your doctors have no assistants to deal with insurance.

    My doctor has a whole room full of them, all he does is the medicine.

    They set up appointments also.

    I would suggest that you all tell your doctors that they can hire people to do all of this for them.

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    I don't favor single payer, but I do support a slimmed down version of the ACA that would be the base coverage for everyone. If people needed or desired more coverage, they could use a private wrap-around insurance. Single payer could very well mean long lines and waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    I don't favor single payer, but I do support a slimmed down version of the ACA that would be the base coverage for everyone. If people needed or desired more coverage, they could use a private wrap-around insurance. Single payer could very well mean long lines and waiting.
    Yep, that is a huge problem with single payer.

    Blow out your knee, sure we will replace it, you just need to wait a year for it to be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    I don't favor single payer, but I do support a slimmed down version of the ACA that would be the base coverage for everyone. If people needed or desired more coverage, they could use a private wrap-around insurance. Single payer could very well mean long lines and waiting.
    Or it might mean doctors have more time to see patients, and lower the cost of medical care because they don't need a staff to handle claims, pre-approvals, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Yep, that is a huge problem with single payer.

    Blow out your knee, sure we will replace it, you just need to wait a year for it to be done.
    That is a fucking stupid supposition that only dumbfucks believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Its funny how all of your doctors have no assistants to deal with insurance.

    My doctor has a whole room full of them, all he does is the medicine.

    They set up appointments also.

    I would suggest that you all tell your doctors that they can hire people to do all of this for them.
    I wonder what it costs to have a whole room full of them? Couple hundred grand? It's amazing that so many people are just downright fucking stupid.
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