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    Question Senate Democrats chop public option out of health care?

    Despite broad support for the public option among the public, Democratic Senators aren't going to have the provision in their bill according to The New York Times:


    The Senate majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, said Senate leaders “have a broad agreement” on dropping a government-run plan from the health care bill, and that the Congressional Budget Office would review the implications of such a move on the budget.

    “I told head of C.B.O. we would send him something he would have to score,” Mr. Reid said. He added that he had asked Senators Charles E. Schumer and Mark Pryor to work together with a group of liberals and moderates on making sure the health care bill has a vehicle to expand coverage to achieve the aims of the so-called public option.



    Not a surprise, but still somewhat stunning just how much control the insurance industry has over Congressional Democrats. Indeed, this is a "WIN" for the insurers. We lose.

    We needed leadership here. We didn't get any.

    AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the truth: UPDATED: Senate Dems. drop "alter" public option from health care bill
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    I heard about this tonight. The AP is reporting that the public option is out, and Reuters is quoting Reid as saying it's not out. But I think the AP got it right. Any plan that doesn't provide a choice and strong regulation for the insurance industry isn't really reform. Period.

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    Eh, Failbama strikes again.
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    This is a great day....for insurance companies. The way democrats are giving away money to big companies you would think they were republicans.
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    They basically are.
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    No, republicans are pro-war, anti-abortion, anti-gay rights, pro-corporate welfare.....oops, never mind.
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    There's a possibility of lowering the age of Medicare to 55 and to increasing the salary celing for Medicaid. Insurance companies also can't deny people due to pre-existing coverage and the govt will be giving low and middle income people subsidies.

    It's not everything, but it is a major step in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visitor42 View Post
    There's a possibility of lowering the age of Medicare to 55 and to increasing the salary celing for Medicaid. Insurance companies also can't deny people due to pre-existing coverage and the govt will be giving low and middle income people subsidies.

    It's not everything, but it is a major step in the right direction.
    Yeah, it's a step in the right direction. But Obama and the Dems dropped the ball on the public option, because it gives the insurance companies exactly what they wanted. No real competition. So, it's not real healthcare reform.

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    Gee, no one saw this coming huh?

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    I wish they would hurry up on this already and vote for the damn appropriations bill. People need jobs!!

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