Public Option, R.I.P.
For months, two notorious, wicked, evil, immoral brothers — Public Option and Co-op Option — terrorized the country. One day, Public Option died and his brother, Co-op Option, was given the responsibility of organizing the funeral. He went far and wide to find a minister who would officiate at the ceremony, but alas, he could find none. The clergy hesitation wasn’t due to their fear | Read More »
‘Public option’ on the table?
(Via Hot Air Headlines) I could be cruel about this, but if it turns out that the title here (“Party leaders prepare liberals to accept a health care reform deal“) is accurate then I see no particular reason to gloat over the fact that the quote-unquote ‘public option’ will be sacrificed for the sake of ‘conservative’ Democrat, Republican, and popular opinion. We’re all one country | Read More »
Howard Dean threatens primary challenges on public option ‘no’ votes.
The former chair of the DNC – apparently, they finally let him come back from American Samoa – very much wants there to be a public option in the health care rationing bill, and he’s willing to help launch revenge attacks against Democrats who might stop him from getting it: Former Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean fired one of the clearest warning shots at | Read More »
Lies, Damn Lies and Public Relations
I wish I hadn’t been driving to work this morning when I heard this on the radio. That’s because I could not write down any names, including the individual making the claim or the PAC/think tank where he’s now working, “Democracy” somethingorother. Fortunately, I was able to find a similar story from UPI. Former Public Relations executive at CIGNA Wendell Potter, who now works for | Read More »
You Won’t Be Able to Keep Your Insurance
Americans are rightly concerned that a government-run health care plan will lead to changes with their own health insurance. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to draw the conclusion that employers will drop coverage once the government starts meddling with the financial incentives. This is a problem for the White House, and it’s why President Obama uses every opportunity to tell Americans, “If you have | Read More »
Irony, hypocrisy in criticism of pushback on health care
Rep. Steve Dreihaus and Rep. Steve Kagan are two of the latest Congressmen to feel the wrath of their constituents over health care reform, cap and trade, and other issues. Meanwhile, the push is on to trivialize and demonize the backlash that’s going on at local town hall meetings. The DNC released a statement blaming Republicans for riling up “angry mobs of a small number of rabid | Read More »
Time for a little honesty from public option supporters
As the Senate wraps up its business and the House heads home for vacation, the debate over health care reform continues. Central to the Democrats’ selling of their health care proposal is the notion that their “public option” won’t lead to government takeover of health care and won’t lead to the destruction of private insurance. The only problem is that their own words contradict it. In | Read More »
Kilpatrick: Public Option the Only Option for Blacks
There’s a revealing quote buried inside Politico’s account of a revolt by liberal members of the House Democratic caucus over the deal between Rep. Henry Waxmam (D-CA) and four members of the Blue Dog Caucus. Liberals are upset that the deal effectively guts the public option in President Obama’s healthcare takeover. And as is usually the case, when liberals get upset, the truth about the | Read More »
For the Health of Our Health Care System
No one can deny that our health care system has problems that need to be addressed. There are those in this country who are without insurance, who are underinsured, and who go without necessary – and sometimes lifesaving – treatments each day. In a country like the United States, this is frustrating to see and we can no longer continue to accept it. But the | Read More »
I’ll Make It Simple
When we compare our present state of health care with that of countries with socialized medicine, such as Canada and Great Britain, there is one giant difference that is almost never pointed out. It may be alluded to in passing, but it’s almost never addressed directly. I’ll get to it in a few paragraphs, but first, how are the systems similar? First, some people never | Read More »
Jim McDermott (D, WA-07) on the public option, translated into English.
For some bizarre reason, Rep. Keith Ellison thought that it was a good idea to get Rep. McDermott’s opinions on the public option on the public record. Who am I to pass up such an opportunity? Yes, he really is advocating a policy that, to quote a colleague, “prevents insurers from calculating rates or willingness to insure based on risk; all must be served, and | Read More »
Rahm Emanuel in trouble with libs for health care compromise
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, taking a position I think would actually be beneficial to the health care debate, has been slapped down by liberal activists and even the President himself. Emanuel suggested that the White House would consider a “trigger” clause on a public option health plan, which means that the plan might not be adopted at all if private insurers met | Read More »
Schumer: no need for bipartisanship on health care.
He’s got those sixty votes, you see. And he’s impatient. Impatient of the way that people are still getting in the way of his shepherding of a health care plan that neither him nor his will ever have to use. Schumer: With Franken Seated No Need To Compromise On Public Option One of the leading Senate Democrats in the health care reform battle said that | Read More »
ABC Perpetuates Obama’s Malpractice On Health Care Reform
Today as ABC runs it’s “All Obama, All Day” programing dedicating huge chunks of its broadcast day to push the Presidents Health Care Reform – which I and many dub ObamaCare™ there is growing opposition to the presidents plan from all quarters including his own party. A major issue most people are becoming very weary of is the continued lie’s the president has repeating a) | Read More »