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New Public Option Push in Wake of AHIP "Audit" 14.10.2009 Daily Kos
AHIP has excellent timing. Releasing their "report" on the eve of the Senate Finance Committee's vote on the Baucus bill had a real boomerang effect. It made the argument for the public option, as Rep. Anthony Weiner effectively argued. Now Americans United for Change is seizing the moment with this ad, pointing out that there are only two industries exempt from anti-trust laws: baseball and insurance. How are professional baseball and insurance companies alike? Baseball and insurance are the only industries exempt from anti-trust laws. How are they different? Insurance industry executives are scared of competition. Baseball players aren’t. When baseball players fix the games, they get in trouble. When health insurance ...
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Senate committee approves health care plan 14.10.2009 Post-Bulletin: Local Politics
WASHINGTON -- With support from a lone Republican, a key Senate committee Tuesday approved a middle-of-the-road health care plan that moves President Barack Obama's goal of wider and affordable coverage a giant step closer to becoming law
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Hatch: Health bill bad and will get worse 14.10.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington » Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch couldn't swallow the health-reform bill approved Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee, and he expects the plan only to get bigger, more costly and more unpalatable in weeks to come.
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What Is Preventive Medicine? 14.10.2009 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
I think it’s interesting how opposition to health care reform will drive people to reject really banal elements of common sense. Here, for example, is Heather Mac Donald slamming the idea that medical professionals should do more preventive work: We need to induce doctors to practice preventive, not just reactive, care! is a favored nostrum [...]
Senate committee passes health bill 14.10.2009 The Guardian -- Front Page
Bill offers basic framework for eventual legislation, the closest glimpse yet into what reform might look like The US Senate finance committee today voted 14-9 to pass a bill to extend health insurance to tens of millions of Americans, boosting President Barack Obama's hopes of securing the elusive goal of universal care. Although the debate will continue in Congress for several more months, the Senate finance bill is significant, suggesting the argument has moved beyond whether Obama will get legislation passed to what will be in it. The bill offers a basic framework for eventual legislation, the closest glimpse yet into what reform might look like. Obama has managed to go further towards securing universal healthcare than any of his ...
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Healthcare overhaul bill clears Senate Finance Committee 14.10.2009 LA Times: Nation
Healthcare overhaul bill clears Senate Finance Committee
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Healthcare overhaul bill clears Senate Finance Committee 14.10.2009 LA Times: Top News
Healthcare overhaul bill clears Senate Finance Committee
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Senate committee approves health care plan 14.10.2009 Minnesota Public Radio: News
With support from lone Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine, a key Senate committee Tuesday approved a middle-of-the-road health care plan that moves President Barack Obama's goal of wider and affordable coverage a giant step closer to becoming law.
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GOP Senator Olympia Snowe on Board With Health Reform...But There's a Catch 14.10.2009 AlterNet
Snowe, a moderate Republican from Maine, announced she will vote for the current bill. Here's why that news is both good and bad. ...
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Senate committee approves health care plan 14.10.2009 Vail Colorado: News
Approval of middle-of-the-road health care plan moves President Obama's goal of wider and affordable coverage a giant step closer to becoming law
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Key Senate committee approves health care bill with one GOP vote 13.10.2009 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Key Senate committee approves health care bill with one GOP vote
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GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill 13.10.2009 SFGate: Top Stories
GOP's Snowe will vote for Democratic health bill
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Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe to vote for Senate Finance health bill: ‘When history calls, history calls.’ 13.10.2009 Think Progres
While Republicans were hoping to have all members in its caucus oppose health care legislation, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) announced today that she will vote for the Finance Committee’s bill, making her the only Republican to do so. “When history calls, history calls,” she told her colleagues, noting that she still had some criticisms of [...]
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Anthony Weiner: We Need the Public Option and the Health Care Industry is Making Our Argument for Us 13.10.2009 Crooks Liars
DOWNLOADS: (92) PLAYS: (672) Rep. Anthony Weiner on MSNBC's Dr. Nancy show explaining how the AHIP memo released yesterday is making the case for the public option. Weiner: But it’s interesting in their analysis they’re not 100% wrong. It is true that the Baucus plan doesn’t cover enough people. And it is true—the health insurance says it straight out on your show a moment ago—they’re going to raise the rates. The only thing that prevents them from doing that—and you almost got your last guest to stumble into saying it—some form of competition, but in a strange way the health insurance industry, not standing up and saying “No, no” they’re not doing enough in the Baucus bill, what they really mean is we thought we were going to ...
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Ask Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about the future of health care: Thursday, Oct. 15 @BlogHer 13.10.2009 BlogHer
You're invited to join Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) in a telephone conference call about health care reform legislation at 8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 15. The first 20 BlogHers who sign up in the comments below will be sent call-in information. More details below. It's a big week for this controversial legislation. Five health care reform bills are moving through Congress and today the Senate Finance Committee meets to take a final vote on their version, the most conservative of the bunch according to OpenCongress.org . Speaker Pelosi herself sent three versions of H.R. 3200 to the Congressional Budget Office for analysis last week, stating as she did that "it's very clear from our conversations with ...
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Win Snowe, Lose... Lieberman? 13.10.2009 The New Republic - The Treatment Feed
Everybody is focused on the fact that Olympia Snowe will vote for the Baucus bill. This has obscured the news that Joe Lieberman announced today (on Don Imus, natch) that he's opposed: IMUS: Do you support the Baucus bill? LIEBERMAN: Not, not, no. I mean, not the way it is now. IMUS: Ok, what about it don’t you like? LIEBERMAN: Well, here’s my concern, as I watch the way it took shape. And it goes back to these two things we’re trying to do at once. I’m afraid that in the end, the Baucus bill is actually going to raise the price of insurance for most of the people in the country because most of the people in our country have health insurance, either private or Medicare or Medicaid or veteran’s benefits. ...
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Weiner: Insurance industry’s last-minute pressure backfiring 13.10.2009 Raw Story
In its 11th-hour attempt to scuttle health care reform in the Senate, the health insurance industry may have inadvertently strengthened the case for what it fears most -- a public health care option, says a New York congressman. In his set-up to an interview with US House Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), MSNBC's David Shuster said the [...]
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Are Hospitals Extremely Nice to Insurers? 13.10.2009 Ezra Klein
From 2007 to 2009, Keith Hennessey served as the director of Bush's National Economic Council (the same position Larry Summers holds today). Now, he's got an excellent blog, and his skepticism of "cost-shifting" -- the idea that cuts in the prices public programs pay to hospitals leads to rises in the prices private insurers pay to hospitals -- is worth taking seriously: While doctors and hospital administrators swear by it, I have always been skeptical of the cost-shifting argument. If you believe that a hospital will raise the prices it charges privately insured patients in reaction to cuts in reimbursement rates from government programs, you must believe (1) the hospital has pricing power and (2) it has until now charged less than it could. ...
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Health Care Experts Release Statement on Misleading AHIP Report 13.10.2009 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Under CAP’s auspices, a group of leading health care experts released the following statement today regarding AHIP’s misleading hit-job on health reform: Recently America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) released a study that claims the reform plan being developed by the Senate Finance Committee would dramatically raise the cost of health insurance. We believe the study is [...]
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Big vote today for health care overhaul 13.10.2009 Post-Bulletin: Local Politics
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's plan to remake the nation's health care system is about to take its biggest step yet toward becoming reality. The pivotal Senate Finance Committee was poised to approve sweeping legisla
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