Posts Tagged ‘public option’

Never Die

22Mar10

One silver lining to the Obama attempt to destroy America is that Democrats will no longer be able to escape the reality of their liberalism. The brand is now understood by voters. Another is that liberals will keep trying to push us faster down the slippery slope. This will assure a highly energized GOP in […]


Even if it wasn’t the intention of the president to deceive the American people, it would be silly not to assume the obvious.  In back-to-back meetings in the Oval Office and Roosevelt Room, Obama urged uneasy rank-and-file moderates and progressives to focus on the positives rather than their deep disappointment with parts of the bill. […]


Endangered Colorado Democrat Michael Bennett has written a letter to Harry Reid asking him to keep the Public Option alive. Dear Leader Reid: We respectfully ask that you bring for a vote before the full Senate a public health insurance option under budget reconciliation rules. The letter is co-signed by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New […]


Scott is changing the political world in unpredictable ways. Paul Krugman’s announcement that he is near to “giving up” on President Barack Obama is fueling a new round of liberal revolt. Like many influential voices on the left, The New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist has not been shy to voice his disapproval with […]


Spoiler Still?

09Dec09

Joe Lieberman’s firm opposition to a Public Option has been widely publicized, and everyone’s wondering if he’s buying in to the new Senate compromise. Signs from Joe indicate he’s not giving up yet on being a spoiler. “I am encouraged by the progress toward a consensus on proposals to send to the Congressional Budget Office […]


No Reform

27Nov09

What does the former head of the Democratic National Committee and almost Democratic presidential nominee Howard Dean say about Obama Care in its present form? “…there’s really no insurance reform in this bill…” says Dean. “I just figured this out in the last few days… You can be charged twice as much for insurance if […]


Doubt It

23Nov09

Did you doubt for a minute that the Mammogram advisory would have a devastating impact on public support for health reform? It became clear to America that under ObamaCare an advisory like the one issued last week would no longer be an advisory – it would be a command. Just 38% of voters now favor […]


Democrats don’t have a clear path to passing their health care scam – the idea was just to get it through the House, then to keep the ball rolling while pretending that the bill’s passage is inevitable and hope for the best in the tough waters to follow. Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, though, […]


The mainstream media can be pretty devious in the attempts to assist the Obama administration in pursuing its agenda, as can his fellow Democrats. Check out the latest ABC News poll, much touted, along with other polls, for the support shown the Public Option. The survey asked respondents if they favor a health care bill […]


P.O. No Go

27Oct09

Joe says no. He’s not going to support the health care legislation that contains a public option. “I think that a lot of people may think that the public option is free. It’s not,” Mr. Lieberman said. “It’s going to cost the taxpayers and people that have health insurance now, and if it doesn’t, it’s […]


PO ‘ d

26Oct09

Harry Reid announced this afternoon that the senate bill will include a Public Option. Reid, who spoke with virtually every member of his 60-member caucus this weekend, currently has between 56 and 57 votes for a proposal to create a national insurance plan but allow states to opt out of it, according to Democratic aides. […]


An interesting column from Washington Post economics writer Robert Samuelson on why the Public Option is a joke. One point he makes pokes a substantial hole in the argument that Medicare operates much more efficiently than do private insurance companies. By some estimates, Medicare’s administrative costs are only 3 percent of spending compared with 13 […]


This is worth reviewing. As the Obama administration pushes for a national health care plan, studies show that most Americans are overwhelmingly happy with their own health care — but they are dissatisfied with the country’s overall system, because most Americans who have insurance believe that those who don’t have it are not receiving care. […]


Ask Bing

29Sep09

I have a question about the Public Option, which still could become part of the reform legislation being drafted in the senate. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, said that the Senate “comfortably” has a majority of votes to pass the public plan, and that he […]


Those GOP Lies

13Sep09

We all know that the Republicans, who just want to kill health care reform for political reasons, have based their opposition on spreading lies – like fabricating the idea that Obama wants to ration health care in order to save money! Where in the world would they come up with such an idea? THE PRESIDENT: […]


Shock Waves

12Sep09

While police put the numbers at tens of thousands, NBC News said Saturday night that hundreds of thousands of “conservatives and libertarians” marched on Washington as the Tea Party protests moved to the capital. “You will not spend the money of our children and our grandchildren to feed an overstuffed government,” Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) […]