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    AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop gov't-run plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After days of secret talks, Senate Democrats tentatively agreed Tuesday night to drop a full-blown government-run insurance option from sweeping health care legislation, several officials said, a concession to party moderates whose votes are critical to passage of President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.
    In its place, officials said Democrats had tentatively settled on a private insurance arrangement to be supervised by the federal agency that oversees the system through which lawmakers purchase coverage, with the possibility of greater government involvement if needed to ensure consumers of sufficient choices in coverage.
    AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop gov't-run plan - Yahoo! Finance

    An interesting development... I thought it was the "party of no" that was stopping this glorious march towards a cradle to grave nanny state.
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    Re: AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop gov't-run plan

    I heard the Senate had some kind of Govt option, maybe I heard wrong.
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    Re: AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop gov't-run plan

    The article is about the Senate agreeing to drop the public option out of their plan.

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    Re: AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop gov't-run plan

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I heard the Senate had some kind of Govt option, maybe I heard wrong.
    There was something I read that they may allow people to buy into medicare. When I find the article, Ill post it.
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    Re: AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop gov't-run plan

    Awesome. And then hopefully there's no regulation in the bill of insurance companies against collusion. That way, we'll get a law requiring us to have health insurance with no protection against price fixing and fraud by the insurance companies. That way the People get screwed, and the rich get richer; just like the Republocrats always like to do. Make sure their friends get taken care of at the expense of the rest of the People.
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    Re: AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop gov't-run plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Awesome. And then hopefully there's no regulation in the bill of insurance companies against collusion. That way, we'll get a law requiring us to have health insurance with no protection against price fixing and fraud by the insurance companies. That way the People get screwed, and the rich get richer; just like the Republocrats always like to do. Make sure their friends get taken care of at the expense of the rest of the People.
    Yep pretty much. But this time its the Democrats screwing the people so the rich bankers, insurance, and investment folk get richer. They have to recover those multi-million dollar jobs that they lost in the past year or so.

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    Re: AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop gov't-run plan

    I doubt far-left Dems will vote for something without a public option.
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    Re: AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop gov't-run plan

    Here's an article from the Wall Street Journal that has some more information about it.

    Senators Strike Health Deal - WSJ.com

    Assuming the information therein is correct, I gotta say I don't hate the plan. There's some parts of it I don't really like so well, and it goes about things differently than I'd have liked to see it done, but I think it's better than any of the bills that's been proposed before.
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    Re: AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop gov't-run plan

    The word you all are looking for is "smokescreen".

    They can drop the public option all they want, for now.

    When it gets to reconciliation, it'll go in, and stay in. They may include some nonsensical easy to trip trigger to make some limp dick Senator happy, but if any bill gets to the Messiah's desk, it WILL have the Screw the Public Option, guaranteed.

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    Re: AP sources: Dems reach deal to drop gov't-run plan

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Here's an article from the Wall Street Journal that has some more information about it.

    Senators Strike Health Deal - WSJ.com

    Assuming the information therein is correct, I gotta say I don't hate the plan. There's some parts of it I don't really like so well, and it goes about things differently than I'd have liked to see it done, but I think it's better than any of the bills that's been proposed before.
    But not better than doing nothing at all.

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