8 July Bookmark and Share

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 ...

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30 June Bookmark and Share

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 ...

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16 June Bookmark and Share

President Engages Association on Health Care

President Obama yesterday addressed the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) and waded into some of the controversies surrounding health care reform. Last week, the AMA issued a statement expressing discomfort with the idea of a public ...

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11 June Bookmark and Share

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 ...

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