Reid Drops the Hammer on Health Care

According to multiple sources, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) to stop trying to negotiate with committee Republicans and to begin pushing his health care bill out of committee. Reid expressed concerns that Baucus’s proposed legislation would not have a public plan but would include language removing… Read more »

A Public Plan According to Sen. Snowe and HELP

In an interview with the Associated Press, Maine Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) outlined her support for a public plan with a trigger option as a possible compromise to the stalemate over inclusion of a public plan in comprehensive health care reform. The trigger option would mean a government-run insurance company would only come into existence… Read more »

A Public Plan Compromise Involving Pooling?

Senators from both parties and key committees are beginning to voice support for an idea proposed by Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) earlier this week that is an alternative to a government-run public insurance company (“public plan”). While complete details have not been released, Conrad’s proposal would allow the creation of a series of state and… Read more »