Submitted by hipparchia on Sat, 07/04/2009 - 3:24am
One of the arguments that my fellow progressives and liberals have been making, both in the blogosphere and in real life, in support of supporting the option of a public option is but don't you want for everyone to be able to have the same health care as Congress?
Well, of course. I'd be cool with that. But first a digression... Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 07/03/2009 - 9:52am
Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 07/03/2009 - 2:15am
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 9:33pm
"?" since the sourcing is a tweet:
Karen Tumulty was on a press call with the HELP committee to hear about Kennedy's bill, and she just posted a tweet with the following...
Read below the fold...
Senate HELP bill: If u hate ur employer's coverage, u have to keep it, unless it costs 12.5% of ur salary. No public plan 4 u.
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 2:01am
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 07/01/2009 - 10:31am
An estimated three-quarters of people who are pushed into personal bankruptcy by medical problems actually had insurance when they got sick or were injured.
Many health policy experts say simply giving everyone an insurance card will not be enough to fix what is wrong with the system. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 7:54pm
Submitted by hipparchia on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 3:54am
Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 06/29/2009 - 2:52pm
Submitted by Maine Owl on Sun, 06/28/2009 - 3:47pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Sun, 06/28/2009 - 9:16am
By STEVEN THOMMA AND DAVID LIGHTMAN
McClatchy Newspapers (Who should know better)
The White House is ramping up its behind-the-scenes lobbying of Congress. President Barack Obama is signaling that he could drop some key principles of his campaign if necessary to jump-start negotiations, opening the door to broad tax increases and a plan that could, he now concedes, push people into a government-run insurance program against their will. Senate Democrats also said last week that they were heading toward agreement again after a momentary stall. Read below the fold...
Submitted by hipparchia on Sat, 06/27/2009 - 12:46am
and Michelle Obama sent me an email about it --
National and community service has been a cornerstone of my life, as I know it has been for many Americans. And with the daily struggles now confronting so many families, it's especially important for us to reach out to one another and offer a helping hand.
I've just launched United We Serve, a national initiative to tackle our toughest problems by working hand-in-hand in communities across the country. We aim to make a real difference right now and bring more and more Americans into a tradition of life-long service to make an even greater difference down the road. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 06/26/2009 - 1:21pm
Scarecrow writes at FDL:
[A]s far as I know, there don’t appear to be successful examples of the “uniquely American” hybrid model that somehow combines employment-based insurance, competition between public vs private insurance plans in an exchange, plus government-sponsored Medicare/Medicaid --- and makes it all work in a sensible fashion.
Or to put it another way, there’s a reason why this model would be “uniquely American.” It’s because no one else has made such a combination work. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 06/26/2009 - 1:04pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 06/26/2009 - 1:50am