Barack Obama’s administration appears ready to drop ‘public option’ from Health Care Bill

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pelosiBowing to Republican pressure and an uneasy public, President Barack Obama’s administration signaled Sunday it is ready to abandon the idea of giving Americans the option of government-run insurance as part of a new health care system.

Facing mounting opposition to the overhaul, administration officials left open the chance for a compromise with Republicans that would include health insurance cooperatives instead of a government-run plan. Such a concession probably would enrage Obama’s liberal supporters but could deliver a much-needed victory on a top domestic priority opposed by GOP lawmakers.
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If they go with health insurance cooperatives I hope to God that the Republicans and Democrats plus allow the people to read the bill before its voted on! I don’t trust this White House not to put in something that will allow them to turn it into a government ran health care.

LINKS:

(1) White House public option ploy: A trial balloon, not a white flag

(3) Dems To Libs: Get Under Obama’s Bus

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One comment on “Barack Obama’s administration appears ready to drop ‘public option’ from Health Care Bill

  1. A rose by any other name?? Michael Tanner of the CATO Institute cautions that opponents of a government-run “public option” should not be fooled by this “compromise.” It’s suggested that these co-ops would be nonprofits, but many insurers are already classified as “nonprofit” companies–including “mutual” insurance companies and groups like Blue Cross. In addition, states already have the power to set up their own health care co-ops and a number already exist. So, if the “new co-ops” are to operate under the same rules as other nonprofit insurers, why bother? Supporters of government-run health care have no intention of letting the co-ops be independent enterprises. In fact, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) makes it clear, for example, that the co-op’s officers and directors would be appointed by the president and Congress. He insists that there be a single national co-op. And Congress would set the rules under which it operates. As Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) says, “It’s got to be written in a way that accomplishes the objectives of a public option.” If a “co-op” is run by the federal government under rules imposed by the federal government with funding provided by the federal government, that is government-run health insurance by another name. Also check the so called “” Stimulous Bill” death panels already installed and in place”” End run around OUR Constitutional Rights!!!! WAKE UP. They really think WE THE PEOPLE are “TUPID”

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