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Obamacare Public Option

Mark Blumenthal

Those Who Label Obamacare 'Not Liberal Enough' Don't Necessarily Want It To Be More Liberal | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some supporters of the Affordable Care Act claim that polls showing majority opposition to the law are misleading because many of these ...

Lessons of the Obamacare Mess: Public Is Better

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The more complex a system is, the more it is at risk of failing in complex ways that were not anticipated by its architects. It would be hard to imagine a more complicated way of expanding health coverage than the Affordable Care Act.I say that, appreciating that Obamacare will eventually bring health coverage to tens of millions of uninsured people, that it will end the cruelty of denials of coverage based on "pre-existing conditions" (we all have the pre-existing condition of mortality); that it will allow young adults to stay on their parents' insurance to age 26; and that it will require free preventive care under all insurance plans. But there was a much simpler way of achieving this.

House Dems Resurface Health Care Public Option

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

A group of House Democrats are surfacing the health care public option as a way of reducing the deficit, revisiting an approach suggested by President...