Ceci Connolly explains the proposal for a new denial of care system
Update - please read the National Nurses Movement diary at Open Left.
More Support for Health-Care Fix, But Funding Coverage Still Sticking Point
A coalition of hospitals, insurers, employers, physicians, drug makers and consumers released a report yesterday endorsing a set of policy changes that could cut in half the number of uninsured Americans.
Most notably, the group, known as the Health Reform Dialogue, calls for creating an "individual mandate" that would require every American to have some type of health coverage. Anyone who cannot afford insurance would be eligible for subsidies or expanded government programs such as Medicaid.
"We should seek to ensure coverage for all," the group concluded after six months of private, professionally facilitated negotiations.
You see what is wrong here? We are talking about coverage, not health care. Any public option proposed by this group will be some sort of Jim Crow health neglect system which will not work. Incidentally, Health Reform Dialogue does not appear to have a web site, which tells you what they think of themselves.
Politico has a more succinct report.