Tag Archives: public option

The depressed Dems

At the risk of repeating myself every few weeks, it seems like the Public Option is dead (and any sort of compromise) thanks to Senator Lieberman and his desire to piss off his former liberal allies at the cost of American lives. The death of Public Option comes hot on the heels of a poll […]

Public Option seems more likely

This is a bit of good news from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: [The President is] pleased that the Senate has decided to include a public option for health coverage, in this case with an allowance for states to opt out. As he said to Congress and the nation in September, he supports the […]

Obama’s man in the Senate…

… just voted against the Public Option: A public option amendment offered by Sen. Chuck Schumer, which would have allowed for negotiated reimbursement rates, failed by a 13-10 vote in the Senate Finance Committee moments ago. Sens. Max Baucus, Kent Conrad, and Blanche Lincoln voted with the Republicans to defeat the amendment. All that insurance company money […]

Health care: cash for change?

“I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care
plan. I see no reason why the United States – the wealthiest country
in the history of the world – is spending 14% of its Gross National
Product on health care and cannot provide basic health insurance to
everybody.”

Those are Barack Obama’s words, spoken in 2003.

Signs of the apocalypse

For your consideration: Only 51% of Kentuckians believe that Obama was born in the United States according to a poll by Daily Kos/Research 2000. The Senate Finance Committee (run by health industry whore Max Baucus) is finally going to put out its plan for health care reform, and it won’t have a public option. Jay-Z’s […]

Giving up the public option

Health care reform continues to dominate domestic political news. This weekend, the White House made big news by offering to compromise on the “public option” and then backtracking. For those of you new to the scene, the public option is a government run insurance plan that would compete with private insurance companies. Theoretically it would […]