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Public Health Care Option

Supreme Court Health Care Decision: Who Are the Winners and Losers?

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Dr. Behzad Mohit

The Supreme Court will decide in a day or two on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However they decide, is their ruling really g...

My Bout with Socialist Medicine, British Style

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael Schwartz

In a recent trip to England, I was struck by a severe case of sciatica. With excruciating pain, I was forced to face the nightmare of the National Health System.

Snowe Talks Trigger: "You Could Have The Public Option Kick In Immediately"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

I'm happy for union workers who've earned "better" plans through collective bargaining. But I'm somewhat unsympathetic on the subject when most of us working stiffs can't afford any plan at all.

A Fix-It President Hits a Wall -- and It's Us

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

If health reform fails, the presidency will survive. If reform is half-hearted, a victory will be claimed and everyone, except for a few harsh critics, will go back to the status quo.

The Modesty of Hope

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Since the dawn of the Industrial Age, and even before, there has been a deep strain of exceptionalism in the American character.

Our Existing Public Option

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Curtis Fox

Private insurance companies don't want to be good capitalists and innovate. They fear competition because they are in a position where they don't need to provide a better service.

Dick Armey - Master Scaremonger

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

What's sad is that these scaremongering tactics are so effective. They make it easy to forget that we rank #37 in world health.

Insurers' Stocks Rise As Public Option Prospects Fade

Market Watch | Robert Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Odds are growing longer for the public health-insurance option that the White House has pushed as part of an overhaul of t...

Pelosi To White House: We're Standing Firm Behind Public Option

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nancy Pelosi just blasted out this statement signaling that House Dems are standing firm behind the public option, despite the White House's apparent ...

"August Is Where Reform Will Be Won Or Lost": Jonathan Cohn

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

August is where reform will be won or lost. And while the critics have certain momentum right now, the supporters have one big tactical advantage. Now...

Killing Me Softly with Healthcare: How I Was Nearly "Terminated" By My Health Insurance Company

Ester Amy Fischer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ester Amy Fischer

One thing I've learned through my ordeal is this: the health insurance industry functions like a gambling casino. Your health -- indeed your life -- has an odd attached to it.

Public Option Not The Core Of Reform: Ezra Klein

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"[E]ven if getting any bill called 'health care reform' passed would be good short-term politics," writes political scientist Scott Lemieux, "it's wor...

Achieving Responsible Health Care Reform

Tom Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Donohue

The challenge posed by health care reform is fixing what's broken without breaking what works. What works is health insurance employers voluntarily provide to over 160 million Americans.

MoveOn.org Rallies Activists Over Public Option Compromise

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rahm Emanuel has caused consternation among progressives -- including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Howard Dean -- for suggesting health care legisl...

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...

Schumer: Dems May Have To Go It Alone On Health Care

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats are becoming bolder about their idea that middle-class familes get the option of joining a government insurance plan in a...