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  • Dems ditch public option

    12/09/2009 3:13:13 AM PST · by Scanian · 28 replies · 1,073+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 9, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- After days of secret talks, Senate Democrats tentatively agreed last night to drop a full-blown government-run insurance option from sweeping health-care legislation -- a concession to party moderates whose votes are critical to passage of President Obama's top domestic priority. In its place, officials said, Democrats had settled on a private insurance arrangement to be supervised by the federal agency that oversees the system through which lawmakers purchase coverage, with the possibility of greater government involvement, if needed, to ensure consumers enough choices.
  • How many Insurance Companies will stop writing new policies?

    11/07/2009 11:08:30 AM PST · by dila813 · 15 replies · 446+ views
    Today | Myself
    With only a 2.3% profit margin, how many Insurance Companies will stop writing Individual Health Care Insurance Policies when faced with competing against a Government Option?? I predict 90%.
  • The obligatory donate and sponsor a tea partier thread to march on DC 11 5

    11/02/2009 1:53:48 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies · 1,010+ views
    Alright folks, let's pool our resources and our know how. Do you have the cash and are you willing to donate to help increase body count because you can't be in DC? Do you have a willing participatory spirit but you're broke?(all you'll need is a bus ticket) Do you know of a reputable website that is facilitating this, so as to bring the willing people and the cash together to make it all happen?
  • Join Michele Bachmann "This Thursday (11.5.09) at 12PM in Washington D.C."

    11/02/2009 12:27:56 PM PST · by markomalley · 63 replies · 4,827+ views
    Facebook ^ | 11/2/2009 | Michele Bachmann
    Bachmann asks for patriots to call Congress and meet up with her at the Capitol next Thursday at High Noon. Time to mobilize! Stop Socialized Medicine Now!!! It's the 11th hour....Let's pay Nancy Pelosi a House Call... and tell her what she can do with the "Pelosi Health Care Plan"
  • Video: The Single Payer Bunch

    10/28/2009 2:50:41 PM PDT · by careyb · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | 10/28/09 | Verum Serum
    The lies exposed.
  • Poll finds majorities support two key, controversial points in health reform

    10/20/2009 12:56:32 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 23 replies · 1,016+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 19th | Dan Balz and Jon Cohen
    As Democratic congressional leaders and White House officials work to shape health care bills that will go to the House and Senate floors, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that support for a government-run health plan to compete with private insurers has rebounded from its summertime lows and now wins clear majority support from the public.
  • Robert Reich Tells The Truth About The “Government Option”

    10/12/2009 1:54:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies · 855+ views ^ | October 12, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Robert Reich is trying to put a cheerful face on the "government option". But it is like put lipstick on a pig. This is courtesy of Hot Air, but since it drove the show for the first 90 minutes … I wanted you to see it for yourself. From Verum Serum, Robert Reich, from a 2007 speech at Berkley (I know. I know) where he decides to play the role of a politician, actually a Democrat Politician … and tells the truth about Government Run Health Care. Remember … this is all Dr. Reich.
  • Obama Lobbying Hard and Twisting Arms For Public Option

    10/04/2009 5:09:57 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 554+ views
    Chicago Tribune/The Lid ^ | 10/4/09 | The Lid
    The death of the public option has been greatly exaggerated. While the President and is staff have been purposely wishy-washy about the government controlled insurance company option, the president has been hard at work, pulling out all the stops to put America well on the road to a single-payer system. The apparent "back-peddle" (The public option isn't what the bill is all about)was declared as the death of the public option by many pundits. And when the Senate Finance Committee recently rejected two different versions of the government-run option, many said that nailed the door shut. Fact is it was...
  • The Other Public Option (Is a Failure)

    Read what happened when a different Public Option was voted in... The Other Public Option Comments from Congressman Scott Garrett The Other Public Option September 24, 2009 In 1993, Congressional Democrats worked with newly sworn-in President Bill Clinton to create the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, a student loan public option meant to compete with private student loan issuers. “We are not taking a free enterprise system and federalizing it,” then-Deputy Education Secretary Madeleine Kunin said. “We are…improving the entrepreneurial and competitive possibilities.” Sound familiar? Fast forward sixteen years and the new Congressional majority is again working with...
  • Physician Views on the Public Health Insurance Option and Medicare Expansions

    09/16/2009 8:31:19 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies · 703+ views
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ^ | September 14th | Keyhani S, Federman
    A RWJF survey summarized in the September 14, 2009 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 62.9 percent of physicians nationwide support proposals to expand health care coverage that include both public and private insurance options—where people under the age of 65 would have the choice of enrolling in a new public health insurance plan (like Medicare) or in private plans. The survey shows that just 27.3 percent of physicians support a new program that does not include a public option and instead provides subsidies for low-income people to purchase private insurance. Only 9.6 percent of doctors...
  • Pelosi: No bill without public option

    08/20/2009 1:14:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 104 replies · 5,538+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/20/09
    Pelosi: No bill without public option Foreshadowing a House-Senate showdown, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday there is "no way" the House can pass a health care bill without a government-run insurance option. Speaking at a news conference in San Francisco, Pelosi told reporters that a public option will "keep insurance companies honest." “There’s no way I can pass a bill in the House of Representatives without a public option,” the California Democrat said, according to wire reports. "Unless someone comes up with a better idea, that's how we're going forth in the House." Pelosi reportedly added: "If someone can come...
  • Take It from a Canadian: You Don’t Want the Public Option [MUST READ]

    08/20/2009 5:16:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,241+ views
    The New Majority ^ | August 20, 2009 | Peter Worthington
    As President Barack Obama scours the U.S. to drum up support for reforming healthcare, the Washington Post (among others) says the White House may be willing to dump its government-run insurance plan. If so, this will have the duel effect of encouraging opponents of Obama’s goal to create a cheaper, non-profit, government-sponsored health plan for the 40 to 50 million Americans presently with no health insurance, while alienating liberal-left Democrats who seek to emulate a Canadian health system. Looked at from the outside, it’s hard to see Obama succeeding. Americans have been so conditioned for so long against anything resembling...
  • Why Americans love their health system

    08/20/2009 4:59:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,185+ views
    The National Post ^ | August 20, 2009 | David Frum
    A pregnant American arrives at her doctor's office. It's time for her ultrasound check. The doctor wheels over the machine from the corner of the room: Of course, he has his own. A child has a fall from a slide. There's blood in his urine. The parents race him to the emergency room. Two hours later, the boy's having a CAT scan. (An American is twice as likely to use a CT machine in any given year as a Canadian, four times as likely as a Briton, and seven times as likely as a Dane.) A car driven by an...
  • Testing Obama's Fortitude [Thinks lawfully-armed protestors should be arrested by Secret Service]

    08/19/2009 11:03:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,066+ views
    The Seattle Medium ^ | August 19, 2009 | Dr. Ronald Walters
    It is time for testing on several fronts as the health care debate becomes the platform for a general uprising over President Barack Obama's governing program.(continued)
  • Time for Obama to prove Hillary was wrong (Left wants him to `man up', keep the government option)

    08/19/2009 7:03:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1,080+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 19, 2009 | Roger Simon
    Could Hillary Clinton have been right about Barack Obama? Could she have been right when she said that he was the candidate of lofty promises -- "the skies will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect" -- and not the candidate of real leadership? In her former life as a presidential candidate, Clinton warned voters that Obama would let them down. She warned them that when the going got tough, he would fold up. She said it was not just...
  • New terms that must replace misleading terms in the health care debate

    08/18/2009 10:17:24 PM PDT · by jsdjason · 7 replies · 588+ views
    This thread should be used to list terms that are used in the media to describe the debate that are very misleading to the public. Frank Luntz has stated many times that branding is important. The term "public option" for example is very misleading. I heard tonight on Hannity that when the term "public option" is used rather than more accurate term "government option" the support for the program is much greater than if it was called what it really is, "government option." So I'll start this off with 2 terms that need to be changed. Please spread the word...
  • Are We Saved? Gov Palin’s ‘Death Panel’ KILLS Øbama’s Gov Option!

    08/16/2009 12:33:07 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 25 replies · 1,053+ views
    This is absolutely amazing. It is looking like Governor Palin's efforts have not only put Øbama & team on defense but a total surrender. The Government-Run Health Care option is now 'not essential' or even better off the table according to The AP, WSJ and Bloomberg! As Governor Palin’s first move at a run towards the White House in 2012, she could not have made a stronger showing. I would suggest befriending Governor Palin on her Facebook page to keep up with the latest. She has been getting 20,000 new supporters or friend request a day. According To James Taranto...