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    Beware a Public Health Plan in Private Disguise

    In the ongoing attempts of Congress to find an alternative to the “public plan” in health reform, the Senate bill includes a provision to give the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which oversees the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program (FEHBP) a new role: sponsoring health plans to compete against private … More

    The Health Care Fight is Not Over

    Although the left has been celebrating the passage of Obamacare in the Senate as further evidence that the President’s health care reform initiative is a done deal the health care reform fight is not over. The truth is that this bill can not yet be transmitted to the President until … More

    Could the Senate Bill Eliminate Private Insurance?

    The Senate health care bill no longer contains an explicit “public option,” but it does include heavy regulation of private health plans, including minimum amount they must spend on medical claims, and taxes that will not count toward those limits, limits on deductibles and co-payments, and authority for federal regulators … More

    Beating Up Lieberman Is Cover-Up for Lefts Problems

    The Left is lost without a villain. You can’t have victims without one. To maintain its cult of victimology, the Left must identify (or create) bad guys. Hence, according to the narrative from the Left: Our economy struggles because fat cat bankers are selfish and George W. Bush left Barack … More

    Obamacare Is The Public Option

    According to recent reports, the Medicare buy-in compromise that Majority leader Reid (D-NV) and President Barack Obama heralded as the grand health care compromise just last week, is now dead. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) is being credited with killing Reid’s deal, and some are even suggesting that the entire idea … More

    'The Mother of All Public Options'

    The Mayo Clinic, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals have all come out strongly against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) Medicare buy-in plan for Americans aged 55 to 64. Every one of these core health care providers recognizes that expanding an … More

    A Thinly-Disguised Power Grab: The Latest Senate "Compromise" On The Government-Run Health Plan

    Details are diabolical. Very soon, the fine print of the latest Senate scheme on the government-run health plan will be unveiled. If the Senate leadership has its way, the newly hatched “compromise” on the “public plan” will move quickly by the fleeting light of day toward passage. In their relentless … More

    The Senate Health Bill: Federally Designed Health Exchanges With A Government Run Plan

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s massive Senate health bill (H.R. 3590) contains a “public option”, a new government run health plan to compete against private health plans within a federally designed system of state health insurance exchanges. Federally Designed State Health Exchanges. Under Section 1311 of the bill, the Secretary … More

    The Five Flaws of the Reid Health Bill

    We’re still poring over Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) just released health care overhaul, but the major outlines of the bill are no different than the policy train wreck the House passed earlier this month. The five major flaws of both the Pelosi and Reid Bills are: 1. A New … More

    Health Care Hoops Video: A Flagrant Foul Committed By the Public Option

    How would private insurers fare when a government-run public option was playing against them? The non-partisan Center for Medicine in the Public Interest demonstrates that it wouldn’t be pretty. Watch: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfLXjsvmjZo[/youtube]