public option

It appears that Rep. Jan Schakowsky intends to hold Republicans to their word with regard to deficit reduction. Citing studies that prove a public option would control health care costs, Schakowsky introduced the "Public Option Deficit Reduction Read more...
Batten down the hatches, everyone, and don't be distracted by the ongoing Republican breast-beating about how their policies are so great but they just aren't communicating them in a happy way. Forget about that, because the oligarchs are Read more...
I don't remember reading about anything like this before, and I can't quite figure out why this isn't, in effect, a public option -- but I'm not complaining. As for the concerns about meeting state standards, the administration has done a Read more...
From Lawrence O'Donnell's Rewrite segment this Wednesday evening, as we await the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, O'Donnell points out that no matter how the Supreme Court rules, it still won't help the 26 million Americans that Read more...
You may have given up or forgotten about it, but some states are already using the health reform law to test their own versions of government-run healthcare. In 2014, under the federal health overhaul law, millions of Americans will Read more...

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I hope Anthony Weiner is right here and that if our overly partisan Supreme Court does strike down the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act that it does lead to the return of the public option. Here's more from TPM where Weiner expressed Read more...
Fox News' Washington managing editor has been caught red-handed. As the health care debate was reaching a high point last year, a leaked e-mail shows Bill Sammon asked his news department to refer to the public option as the "government Read more...
Looks like Dennis is everywhere the last couple of days. He visited the set of Real Time to discuss his reasons for deciding to vote for the health ca Read more...
[media id=12137] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was firm today: A public option will not be included in the reconciliation package. After reminding repor Read more...
Bill Maher feels the same way I do about how the Democrats negotiated on the health care bill. Even if it was not what they ever thought they were goi Read more...