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Medicare Buy In

Should Only Seniors Be Allowed to Drive on the Highways?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

We want a public option. We need a public option. And that public option already exists -- we just need to open it up, to all Americans.

Rachel Weiner

Poll: Voters Reject Health Care Mandate Without Public Option, Medicare Buy-In | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's pol...

The Coming Republican Campaign For Medicare Buy-In

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The coming Republican campaign to turn the public against items in the heath care legislation should be answered by saying this is why we need to add a Medicare Buy-In before it takes effect.

Grayson Offers Medicare Buy-In Bill, Makes Impassioned Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) first became a father, his health insurance company refused to pay for the birth of the child, and Grayson had to pay ...

Take the Damn Vote

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Serious people assure us that there just aren't the votes to pass a public option. You know, there is one way to find out. Take the damn vote.

Radical New Idea: Medicare Buy-In For Everyone

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

If Congress were to pass a Medicare buy-in through reconciliation and just scrap the rest of health care reform, the only losers would be insurance companies and the White House.

Rosa DeLauro: Recall Joe Lieberman

Politico | Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A House Democrat from Connecticut said Tuesday that Sen. Joe Lieberman should be recalled from office over his opposition to the Senate health care bi...

Joe Lieberman's Opposition Just About 'Torturing Liberals': Ezra

Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lieberman was invited to participate in the process that led to the Medicare buy-in. His opposition would have killed it before liberals invested in t...

Sam Stein

Public Option's Architect Intrigued By Medicare Buy-ln: 'The Original Idea' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The intellectual father of the public option expressed enthusiasm on Wednesday for the decision by Democrats to push for an expansion of Medicare cove...

Senators, Thanks For Reminding Us Why We Don't Like You

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The fact that Lieberman retains his chairmanship of the Homeland Security committee in the name of a political party he loathes illustrates the rot and decay of the Senate.

A Public Option Tree in the Health Care Reform Forest

Aaron E. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron E. Carroll

However it started, the public option is now a shell of its former self. At best it's opt-out or triggered. You can only get it if you're in the insurance exchange.

It's the 'Public' Not the 'Option' in 'Public Option' That Counts

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

The "public option" provision to be traded off was perhaps the only place in the bill where the rights and interests of the 'public' are publicly recognized.

Ryan Grim Discusses Joe Lieberman's Medicare Flip-Flop On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim joined political consultant Liz Mair as a guest on MSNBC Monday afternoon to discuss Joe Lieberman's declaration th...

What the Media and Obama Never Understood About the Public Option

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

What I'm afraid of is that this bill makes private insurance larger and stronger -- and thus, gets us further away from curing the main problem of our health care system: perverse incentives.

Sam Stein

Lieberman Closer To Supporting Reform, But Not There Yet | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One day after he single-handedly killed off a provision to expand Medicare, Sen. Joseph Lieberman is still not promising to support the Democratic hea...

Sam Stein

Lieberman Tells Reid To His Face: I'll Vote Against Current Health Care Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) informed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in a face-to-face meeting on Sunday that he will vote against a...

Sam Stein

Dean: Senate Bill Is 'Real Reform,' A Needed Antidote To GOP Propaganda | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former DNC Chair Howard Dean strongly endorsed on Wednesday the Senate's newest incarnation of health care legislation, declaring that it met the most...

Sam Stein

Durbin: Medicare Buy-In Is Out, Progressives Won't Defect | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told reporters on Tuesday that he believes health care reform has the votes to pass the Senate before Christ...

Sam Stein

Lieberman's Medicare Flip-Flop Leaves Democrats Fuming | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joseph Lieberman's abrupt announcement that he will sink the health-care bill if it includes a provision to expand Medicare has spurred a torrent...

Better or Worse

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

All the good things announced in Tuesday night's compromise are under vicious assault by the health industry lobbies, and the bad things still might get negotiated for the better in conference.

Ryan Grim

Outline Of Senate Health Bill Agreement Emerging | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats emerged from a caucus-wide meeting Wednesday evening tight-lipped about the elements of the "broad agreement" that has been reached o...

Obama Quits, Cedes Presidency to Lieberman

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

You might think that Joe Lieberman is happy. And he is.

Health Care Reform Is Good Even If It's Bad

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

It is shocking to me that one Senator, in this case Joe Lieberman, can bring something as important as health care reform to a halt. Clearly everyone ...

Sam Stein

Lieberman: Dems Haven't Given Up Enough On Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) encouraged Democratic leadership in the Senate to wipe health care legislation clean of provisions held dear by pro...

Sam Stein

Medicare Buy-In Proposal Could Begin In 2010 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is "growing enthusiasm" for a proposal that would make Medicare coverage available to more consumers as early as next year, a Democratic source ...