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    Fact Checking the White House: Congressmen Did Opt Out of Public Option

    Contrary to the White House’s video, member of Congress in the House Ways and Means Committee already have exempted themselves from a government-run health plan with the defeat of an amendment by Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV). The amendment, which would have required members of Congress to enroll in the newly … More

    Congressional Physicians Warn Health Community of Coming Government Intervention

    As Congress tries to push through health care reform at a rapid speed and publicize so-called deals with several health industry groups (most recently with hospitals), other members associated with the medical community also have been stepping up their efforts to warn doctors of the potential ramifications with the current … More

    When Will the Government Decide Your Health Care is Too Expensive?

    The Washington Post’s Alec MacGillis opens his article on health reform today: The question came from a Colorado neurologist. “Mr. President,” he said at a recent forum, “what can you do to convince the American public that there actually are limits to what we can pay for with our American … More

    Obstacles to Reform: the Public Plan and the Federal Health Board

    Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) is hosting a Roundtable Discussion on “Expanding Health Care Coverage” today and Heritage fellow Stuart Butler is testifying. While Butler sees “broad consensus for action on coverage” he also identifies “nuclear landmines on the road to broad agreement.” They are a public plan … More

    Morning Bell: Nailing Down Daschle's Direction on Health Care

    Previewing the Senate’s confirmation hearing for President-elect Barack Obama secretary of Health and Human Services appointee Tom Daschle, the New York Times predicts: “Daschle to Face Tough Questions on Competition in Health Insurance.” And we certainly do hope that Senators press Daschle hard on his vision for a government run … More