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Pacific John at Alegre's Corner
A public health expert from Hawaii took his turn in utter exasperation: "We've already run the experiment and come up with the solution! All you have to do is see what we did and copy it!" In short, what Hawaii did was cover nearly everyone, funded by a modest hike in the payroll tax. The last I knew, they offered all people of working age three major options: an HMO for little or nothing aside from the payroll tax, a fee for service plan with very modest premiums, and a version of Medicaid for those who would otherwise fall through the crack. Hawaii would put the private plans up for bid every couple of years, with intense competition for price and quality. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 10/20/2009 - 8:41am
Colo. lawmakers consider support for single payer
DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are considering a resolution urging Congress to back a single payer health care plan.
The resolution being considered Monday by the Legislature's Health Care Task Force says the current system is "fragmented, costly, bureaucratic and administratively wasteful." Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 1:50pm
'DELAY, DEFINE AND DERAIL'.... Roll Call reports today on what we can expect to see from the Senate GOP caucus as the debate over health care reform enters the final stretch.
Senate Republicans, acknowledging they lack the votes to block a health care reform bill outright, have implemented a comprehensive political strategy to delay, define and derail. [...]
The Republicans have been very candid that their strategy is to sabotage the Obama Presidency so that things get worse for American and Republicans can get back in power. Read below the fold...
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"Medicare for all!" yelled one unruly attendee.
"I understand you want Medicare for all," Schrager responded after the situation had escalated.
Police calmly escorted the man out of the auditorium when he refused to sit down and engage in the debate in a civil manner.
Oh those pesky little single payer people, they just refuse to shut up. Read below the fold...