Aetna prepares for loss of 600,000 members as it raises 2010 prices – American Medical News
Executives say the company can be more profitable by dropping some business — the same decision the plan has made before.
A new measure on the public option will be unveiled next week, which Senate Democratic leaders hope will break the logjam on healthcare reform.
Tempers flare as Senate debates health care – Associated Press
A Republican senator asserted Tuesday during a rancorous floor debate that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul will shorten the lives of America’s seniors by cutting Medicare.
Health Care For America Now ripped into Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) for his claim that the Democratic health care bill before the Senate will cause seniors to “die sooner.” HCAN executive director Richard Kirsch called the statement “a measure of the Republican party’s fear mongering” before taking aim at Coburn, who is an M.D.
Ben Nelson to offer Stupak-like amendment – Politico
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), a key swing vote, plans to offer an amendment that would impose Stupak-like restrictions on abortion under the Senate health care bill.
While addressing Sen. Durbin on the Senate floor on December 1, 2009, Sen. John McCain asserted his long history of defending American patients. Unfortunately for McCain, his record proves otherwise.
Daschle draws health care fire – Politico
Tom Daschle’s history as an adviser to some of the health care industry’s most influential companies is raising the ire of public interest groups and GOP officials, who have questioned his increasingly prominent role in discussions on health reform among senior White House aides and senators.
The Catholic Church is a long-standing advocate for health care reform in the United States, leading the effort for nearly a century. Given the Church’s social justice tradition—with its principles of human dignity, solidarity, special status of the poor, and concern for the common good—the Church’s commitment to a more accessible and affordable health care system for all is grounded in centuries-old teachings and traditions. Among these traditions is a commitment to stewardship, which calls for responsible rather than wasteful spending on health care.
Remember those days of yore, when John McCain was a man who put principle over partisan politics, somebody who could be counted upon to speak the truth? John McCain doesn’t.
To add a bit of context to the post below, the public option has already gone through two major sets of compromises.