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Public insurance plan to reject illegals

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

 Friday, May 22, 2009 Washington Times By Jennifer Haberkorn Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Thursday that he supports “a version” of a public, or government-run, insurance plan, but that it won’t cover illegal immigrants. “I do support a version” of a public option, he said, adding that’s it’s a “hot-button” […]

Blue Cross Millionaires Are Scared to Compete With a Public Plan

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Monday 25 May 2009 by: Dean Baker, t r u t h o u t | Perspective   A Blue Cross building in North Carolina. The health insurance company is running inaccurate television ads warning people against the prospect of a public health care option. (Photo: Bill Warren)     The boys running the show at Blue […]

Bill Moyers: How Can We Expect an Industry That Profits from Disease and Sickness to Police Itself?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, AlterNet Posted on May 24, 2009, Printed on May 26, 2009 http://www.alternet.org/story/140226/ In 2003, a young Illinois state senator named Barack Obama told a local AFL-CIO meeting, “I am a proponent of a single-payer universal health care program.” Single payer. Universal. That’s health coverage, like Medicare, but for everyone […]

Reform talk dominates WellPoint meeting

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

CEO envisions a changing market, but activists say insurer is part of problem By Daniel Lee Indianapolis Star May 21, 2009 Indianapolis-based WellPoint’s annual shareholders meeting Wednesday quickly evolved into a forum on the timely and politically charged topic of health-care reform. Angela Braly, WellPoint’s chief executive officer, touted the idea of expanding the individual […]

Baucus Healthcare Plan: Arrest Doctors, Nurses

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

By John Nichols The Nation 05/13/2009 Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, the insurance industry-friendly Democrat who is managing show hearings on healthcare reform, has come up with a novel way to express his commitment to care for the almost 50 million Americans who have no healthcare and roughly equal number who have inadequate care. […]

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