House Democrats' desired health bill would cost $871 billion
Wed, Oct 21, 2009Healthcare
Washington PostBy Lori MontgomeryHouse leaders have cut the cost of their health-care overhaul to around $871 billion over the next decade, Democratic sources said Tuesday night, and were working to line up votes for the package with the aim of bringing it before the full House early next month.The $871 Read More

Tags: U.S. House, Barack Obama, Public Option, Medicare

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Public option gains support
Tue, Oct 20, 2009Healthcare
Washington PostBy Dan Balz and Jon CohenA new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that support for a government-run health-care plan to compete with private insurers has rebounded from its summertime lows and wins clear majority support from the public.   Americans remain sharply divided about the overall packages moving closer to Read More

Tags: Health care reform, U.S. Congress, Public Option

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Dems' health-care bus hits the Valley
Thu, Aug 27, 2009Healthcare
Arizona RepublicBy Dan NowickiA bus sporting the familiar red, white and blue logo of President Barack Obama's campaign debuted in central Phoenix on Wednesday evening on the vanguard of a Democratic counteroffensive in support of health-care reform.Hundreds of supporters rallied at one of the earliest stops on the Democratic National Read More

Tags: Organizing for America, Kyrsten Sinema, Barack Obama, Health Insurance reform, Public option

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Democrats Weigh the Calculus of Public Insurance
Fri, Aug 7, 2009Healthcare
Washington Post By Alec MacGillis.Staff WriterAs Congress breaks for its August recess, the debate back home will center on Democratic proposals to create a government-run insurance option, which insurers and Republicans are casting as a step toward socialized medicine.    But the more relevant debate is the one occurring among Democrats, Read More

Tags: Max Baucus, Public option, public insurance, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans, Non-profit cooperatives

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Health Insurers Fight a Public Plan, but Rarely Each Other
Tue, Jul 28, 2009Healthcare
NewsweekBy Catherine ArnstHealth insurers are on board with many congressional proposals for health-care reform. But they are vociferously opposed to the creation of a publicly financed insurer, arguing that they couldn't possibly compete against a low-cost public plan that has no need to earn profits. They may have a point. Read More

Tags: Health insurance reform, U.S. Congress, Public option

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