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Health Care: How a Summit Can Work

Bowman Cutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bowman Cutter

If, you believe the situation is precarious, that some kind of change of strategy is essential, and on the minor question of the substance, even a start at real health care reform is unlikely without a game-changer -- then the situation looks different. That's where I think we are.

Winning Republicans Over on Health Care Reform

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

When Obama arrived at the White House, a bipartisan approach to health care already existed. But he instead deferred to the barons of Capitol Hill to draft partisan bills. It's time to revisit the "Healthy Americans Act."

Time for Liberals to Give Up on the Public Option

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The dream of a national health insurance system that guarantees that matters of life or death are not a function of wealth can finally come true, but only if the public option is put aside for now.

Our Health Future: The Business Case for Wyden-Bennett

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Kolb

The Wyden-Bennett bill in the Senate Finance Committee was the only proposal that gets health care costs under control and avoids a government single-payer system in the long run.

The Wyden - Bennett Healthy Americans Act: Why Not Just Say Yes?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

What exactly does the HAA accomplish that could possibly attract such broad, bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate? Universal health insurance coverage and immediate deficit neutrality in the first two years.

Reconciliation Rules - Not Bipartisanship - Will Kill Health Care Reform

Rep. Jim Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim Cooper

Health care reform under reconciliation wouldn't be health care reform at all. It would be a deficit reduction bill relating to health care. Or a reform package with an expiration date.