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Old 09-07-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default Key Senate Democrat dumps public option from health-care reform bill

Source: Key Senate Democrat dumps public option from health-care reform bill
Posted: 11:01 AM ET

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A proposed health-care bill sent by the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee to key Senate negotiators Saturday night does not ******* a government-run insurance plan, a source close to the discussions told CNN Monday.

While the proposal excludes a so-called “public option,” it would allow for the creation of non-profit health care cooperatives — an idea which some moderate Democrats and Republicans have expressed possible interest in supporting.

The bill would cost less than $900 billion over ten years, according to the source.

It would be paid for, in part, by a new tax on health insurance companies that provide high-end “Cadillac” insurance plans, the source added.

Supporters of such a tax say will it help curb the cost of health care by discouraging employers from offering such plans. They also argue that consumers, in turn, will be discouraged from overusing the health care system.

Critics claim the new tax will cause insurance companies to raise rates on all of their customers, even those without more expensive plans.

–CNN’s Ted Barrett and Dana Bash contributed to this report


Source: Key Senate Democrat dumps public option from health-care reform bill – The CNN Wire - CNN.com Blogs

 
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:35 AM   #2
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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If only there was a thread for this.

 
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:23 PM   #4
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Sorry to upset your delicate boarding sensibilities. It was a new development, so I thought it might deserve its own thread, especially for us who aren't keeping up with the crap that's going on in the other thread.

 
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:24 PM   #5
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you mean the same crap that would be going on in this thread? eat sack. i'm not even merging it.

 
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:09 AM   #6
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Source: Key Senate Democrat dumps public option from health-care reform bill
Posted: 11:01 AM ET

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A proposed health-care bill sent by the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee to key Senate negotiators Saturday night does not ******* a government-run insurance plan, a source close to the discussions told CNN Monday.

While the proposal excludes a so-called “public option,” it would allow for the creation of non-profit health care cooperatives — an idea which some moderate Democrats and Republicans have expressed possible interest in supporting.

The bill would cost less than $900 billion over ten years, according to the source.

It would be paid for, in part, by a new tax on health insurance companies that provide high-end “Cadillac” insurance plans, the source added.

Supporters of such a tax say will it help curb the cost of health care by discouraging employers from offering such plans. They also argue that consumers, in turn, will be discouraged from overusing the health care system.

Critics claim the new tax will cause insurance companies to raise rates on all of their customers, even those without more expensive plans.

–CNN’s Ted Barrett and Dana Bash contributed to this report


Source: Key Senate Democrat dumps public option from health-care reform bill – The CNN Wire - CNN.com Blogs
Two huge problems here. One, WHY would they want to discourage employers from offering high quality health plans??? Two, if they want to raise revenue and at the same time curtail the practice that raises said revenue, if they're successful they won't have that revenue coming in anymore, and it's time to tax again.

Fuck this is almost as bad of an idea as the public option.

 
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