Public Plan

By Jennifer Jascoll
In Children's Issues
Jul 3rd, 2011
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Remember the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 (H.R. 1105) that President Obama signed on March 11, 2009?   No?  Good, me neither, but my excuse is that I was busy applying to law schools.  If you and I had been paying closer/any (take your pick) attention, we would have seen that the Act included, among other […]...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Health Reform
Sep 28th, 2010
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[Ed. Note: We received today’s post from Timothy Shaw, M.D. F.A.C.S. as a comment in response to a post, “Health Care and Disparity in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era.”] Twenty years ago, upon entering private medical practice for the first time it took me about a month to realize that the United States needed “Health Care Reform.” [&helli...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Medicare
Dec 16th, 2009
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Senator Joseph Lieberman says that he “regrets any misunderstanding.” Lieberman, who according to NPR’s All Things Considered “has angered a lot of people,”  also said  “I thought I made myself clear all along.” All Things Considered characterized Lieberman’s rejection of the Senate’s Gang of Ten Compromise as follo...
By Michael Ricciardelli
In Medicare
Dec 14th, 2009
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A little while back Senator Joseph Lieberman stated that, seemingly contrary to his prior positions, he would not–and could not– support a bill which contained a public option–nor would he join in a vote to end a filibuster against the same. Relying heavily on the underlying analysis of Tim Noah, I opined at the time […]...
By Tim Greaney
In Health Care Economics
Dec 9th, 2009
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Thomas (Tim) Greaney Saint Louis University School of Law So maybe the two parties are coming together on health reform after all.   Last night we learned that after days of “secret talks” among the “gang of ten” the Democrats have reached agreement to restructure their health care proposal.  The changes are significant: ditch the already-watere...