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Schumer Public Option

Schumer: Public Option Near Votes Needed To Pass

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A key Democratic senator says he believes Democrats are close to the 60 votes they need to advance a health care bill that includes...

America-stan: The Progressive Movement Neuters Itself by Supporting "States' Rights" to Opt Out of the Public Option

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

In a modern society, certain economic regulations, social safety net provisions, and basic civil rights protections must be national in scope to be effective.

Sam Stein

Schumer: Opt-Out Public Option Being "Very Seriously Considered" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A health care compromise that would establish a national public option for insurance coverage that individual states could opt out of, is being "very ...

Public Option Compromise Floated: Let States Opt Out

FireDogLake | Jon Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

First there was the "level paying field" public option. Than there was Snowe's trigger. Snowe's trigger was followed by Conrad's co-ops. Only in the l...

Dionne: Public Option Still Alive, Lawmakers Who Oppose It, Should Love It

Washington Post | E.J. Dionne Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The strangest aspect of the debate over a public option for health coverage is that the centrists who oppose it should love it. It doesn't involve a ...

Sam Stein

Schumer: With Franken Seated No Need To Compromise On Public Option | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the leading Senate Democrats in the health care reform battle said that the seating of Al Franken has given the party the purpose and direction...

Schumer Promises Public Option In Health Care Bill

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The healthcare reform bill that emerges from Congress this year will include a government-run public health insurance option, regardless of the bipart...