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Obama Public Plan

Sam Stein

Hill Aides: More Senators Would Back Public Plan If Obama Pushed Harder

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is a growing sense on Capitol Hill that the White House's refusal to weigh in more forcefully in the health care debate could come at the cost o...

Sam Stein

Did Obama Campaign On The Public Option? Yes But Not Entirely

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama, in an interview with The Washington Post, said on Tuesday that in the two years leading up to his election he "didn't campaign...

Sam Stein

Obama States Strong Support For House Health Care Reform, Public Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the House of Representatives set to vote on health care reform during a session on Saturday, the White House announced its support for the legisl...

Sam Stein

Blue Dog Boren Defends Private Insurers Against Public Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most recalcitrant Democrats in the health care debate said on Wednesday that his skepticism about a public health insurance option was driv...

Sam Stein

Obama Puts Heartbeat Back In Health Care Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's comments about health care during his Tuesday press conference gave the progressive community, which has warned for weeks now...

Sam Stein

Daschle Urges Obama To Drop Federal Public Health Care Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

*** UPDATED BELOW *** The man once slated to head Barack Obama's health care system overhaul is now coming out against one of the chief components of...

Sam Stein

Obama Won't Commit To Opposing Health Care Bill Without Public Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama White House would not commit on Friday to opposing a health care reform proposal that did not include one of the president's favored compone...

Sam Stein

Obama Reasserts Support For Public Plan While AMA Backtracks On Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking at a town hall in Green Bay Wisconsin, President Barack Obama addressed head on what is the hot debate of the day: whether a health reform ov...

Laura Dean

Progressives Launch Effort To Force Obama's Hand On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a deadline for introducing a health care reform bill approaches the progressive community, which has been biting its tongue for weeks if not months...

Sam Stein

Obama, Senate Dems Consider Public Health Care Option With A Trigger

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration and Senate Democrats are debating a health care reform outline that will insist upon a public option for insurance but leave ...

Sam Stein

Obama Restates Support For Public Plan In Meeting With Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of progressive members of the House of Representatives met with the President on Tuesday to discuss economic and health care matters. The mess...