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    Morning Bell: No Matter What You Call It, It's Still Just Government-Run Health Care

    Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that the health care legislation he is drafting will include a government-run health insurance plan, or as many on the left like to call it “the public option.” The new wrinkle that Reid has thrown into the proposal is an “opt out” … More

    Strong Public Plan Means Heavy Cuts to Hospitals

    Behind closed doors, the House and Senate leaders are trying to cobble together very different and complex provisions of their respective bills. A key issue is the impact of the public plan, a government run health plan intended to compete against private health plans. In the House version of the … More

    Medicare’s Low Administrative Costs Cost You $60 Billion a Year

    Once left for dead,  it now appears likely that the health legislation Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will introduce sometime this week will include a government run health insurance program. One of the biggest reasons leftists support a government run plan is because they believe government run programs, like Medicare, … More

    Changing Its Name Won’t Fix Obamacare

    The latest ploy to promote Obamacare is to rename it after something popular. Giving it the title of “Medicare Part E” is the newest tactic. The package might look different, but inside is the same old stuff: Government-run health care that is so expensive that it threatens our economy today … More

    In the Green Room: Bill Kristol On the Big Story of Obamacare

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPlzV8BZdlw[/youtube] A poll released today by the Washington Post appears to indicate support for a public option is rising. They claim a 2% bump in the last month means the public option has therefore “rebounded from its summertime lows and wins clear majority support from the public.” Inventive headlines aside, this poll actually indicates that … More

    WaPo Poll: Americans Still Oppose Obamacare

    The Washington Post published a poll today finding that Americans oppose the Obama administration’s health care plan 48% to 45%. But the headline above, is not the headline the Post ran with. Instead they went with this: Public Option Gains Support: Clear Majority Now Backs Plan. This headline is fundamentally … More

    A Washington Takeover of Health Care

    In his September 9th address to Congress and the American people, President Obama acknowledged that, “my health care proposal has…been attacked by some who oppose reform as a ‘government takeover’ of the entire health care system.” The President attempted to refute this claim and defended the idea of a public … More

    Medicare: Largest Denier Of Health Care Claims

    According to AMA’s National Health Insurance Report Card, Medicare denies 6.85 percent of its claims, higher than any private insurer (Aetna was second, denying 6.80 percent of its claims), and more than double any private insurer’s average. What’s fascinating is that The American Medical Association (AMA) has endorsed a public option, … More

    Obamacare: Day Seven In The Senate Finance Committee

    On Thursday, October 1, the Senate Finance Committee heard the last of amendments to the America’s Healthy Choices Act of 2009. Senators continued to hammer out the details of health policy, even as they continued to openly contradict many of the President’s high profile promises on health reform, including his … More

    Obamacare: Day Five In The Senate Finance Committee

    On Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, the Senate Finance Committee resumed its mark-up of the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009. The Committee debated many highly contentious issues, including whether to add a government-run health plan to the bill, the role of comparative effectiveness research and rationing, and the scope of … More