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Jeff Blattner

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Senator Kennedy: Missing "The Closer" on Health Care Reform

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2009 | 2:15 PM

In this holiday season, there are lots of people in Washington thinking about Senator Kennedy -- not just because of the legendary Christmas parties featuring the Senator's hilarious performances as Fawn Hall, Elvis, Batman, and the Beast (with Vicki as the Beauty, of course) to name a few - but...

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If Done Right, Health Insurance Co-ops May Be Better Than a Public Plan

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2009 | 11:21 AM

Of the three types of organizations that provide health insurance -- private corporations, governments, and customer-owned nonprofit co-operatives -- co-ops along the lines of those proposed by Sen. Kent Conrad (D. N.D.) have the potential, if done right, to be most closely aligned with consumers' interests.


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Ted Kennedy: Remembrances from an 'Old Hand'

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2009 | 12:32 PM

Strange as it seems, the best description of Senator Kennedy may have been offered by another Teddy -- Roosevelt -- more than two decades before Kennedy's birth. In a famous 1910 speech, Roosevelt dismissed the critics and the cynics of his time. He sung the praises of "the man...

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