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Public Option Amendment to Health Legislation Introduced

Representative Lynn Woolsey, joined by 128 co-sponsors, introduced HR 5808 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-5808) on July 21, legislation that would amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option.   In a letter dated July 22, Congressional … Continue reading

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Public Option With Opt-Out Clause: The Silver Bullet?

Sam Stein The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/07/dems-discussing-public-op_n_313054.html) October 8, 2009   Senate Democrats have begun discussions on a compromise approach to health care reform that would establish a robust, national public option for insurance coverage but give individual states the right … Continue reading

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House Education and Labor Committee Passes Health Care Reform Legislation; Calls to Representatives Needed

Today, the House Education and Labor Committee voted 26-22 to report out HR 3200 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.+3200:), the American Affordable Health Choice’s Act (AAHCA). The intent of this legislation is to ensure affordable health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, and to … Continue reading

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Congress Debates Public Health Care Option Despite Overwhelming Public Support

According to an article in The New Republic entitled “Health Care Deform,” written by Jacob Hacker and Rahul Rajkumar, the issue sucking up the oxygen in Washington today is whether to have a public health insurance plan compete with private … Continue reading

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Public Health Insurance Option Will Drive Competition and Control Costs

John Holahan and Linda Blumberg make the economic case that the public health insurance option will drive competition and control costs in what is currently a non-competitive marketplace, in a new paper released by the Urban Institute last week. The … Continue reading

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Three Senators Call Initiate Petition to Support a Public Option for Health Care Coverage

Senators Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy and Chuck Schumer are calling on citizens to sign an online petition in support of a public option for health care coverage to compete with private plans. Here is their message:   Nearly 50 million … Continue reading

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