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Public Health Insurance Plan

Rockefeller On Health Care Reform: "The Good Guys Versus The Bad Guys"

The Charleston Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"There is a very small chance any Republicans will vote for this health-care plan. They were against Medicare and Medicaid [created in the 1960s]. The...

Sick and Tired's Turn to Stand and Fight

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

The sick and tired are going to halls of the well-insured and well-cared-for and telling them that now is the time to reform our health care system and provide quality, affordable health care to all Americans.

When Health Care Becomes Hell Care

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

What makes this all so relevant is that health insurance scam artists are preying on people who have a serious medical need, affordable health care.

AMA Support Can Secure The Public Option

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

It's time for AMA physicians to take back the compassion and honor that led them into their profession and support the public alternative.

"My Face Was Ripped Off" and Other Arguments for a Public Option

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Anyone who is trying to tell you that the public option is unpopular, controversial, fringe or out-of-touch is either lying, bought off by the healthcare lobby, a spineless capitulator, or all three.

Why the AMA Doesn't Speak for Me

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

Most physicians went into medicine because it allowed us to heal, comfort and help people. Sadly, the AMA feels like it exists only to help doctors help themselves.

Four Reasons Why Giving Consumers the Choice of a Public Health Insurance Plan Is Great Politics for Democrats

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The private health insurance industry has begun to spin the narrative that offering consumers a choice of a public health insurance plan is never going to pass Congress. This narrative is flat wrong.

Conrad: Public Plan Doesn't Have The Votes In Senate

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier today, Sen. Kent Conrad, the North Dakota Democrat who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, introduced a "potential compromise" on the public p...

Dear AMA: I Quit!

Dr. Chris McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Chris McCoy

I simply cannot support an organization that opposes the public health insurance plan for my patients.

Destruction Of Health Care Reform: Another Sequel

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

Witnessing the recent blaze of right-wing propaganda on a public health care option has felt like watching a scene in a scary movie where the killer is creeping up on his victim with a knife.

GOP Senators Equate Public Health Plan With "Government Takeover"

Wall Street Journal | Patrick Yoest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee criticized proposals to create a public health insurance option to compete with private insure...

Health Insurance You Can Trust

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

Despite having private health insurance, cancer patients are running up large debts, filing for personal bankruptcy, and even delaying or forgoing treatment because they can't afford care.

GOP Sen. Snowe Shows Support for Public Health Plan

Stefan Deeran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stefan Deeran

Snowe believes that a government-run health care system may be the only way to respond to the health care crisis.

Senator Schumer's Health Care "Compromise" -- Don't Freak Out

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

Shumer's policy prescriptions do not turn the public health insurance plan into a meaningless proposal. Here's why, point by point.

From Protest to Coalition Politics in the Fight for Health Reform

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

Obama is pursuing the right overall strategy to ensure that we achieve an ambitious, if imperfect health reform. Passing health reform in 2009 would be a huge victory for progressive values.