Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Dems Discussing Public Option With Opt-Out Clause: The Silver Bullet?

From The Huffington Post here.

Senate Democrats have begun discussions on a compromise approach to health care reform that would establish a robust, national public option for insurance coverage but give individual states the right to opt out of the program.

The proposal is envisioned as a means of getting the necessary support from progressive members of the Democratic Caucus -- who have insisted that a government-run insurance option remain in the bill -- and conservative Democrats who are worried about what a public plan would mean for insurers in their states.

See here and here too. And don't miss this particularly truculent post. And see this other one.

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