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November 11, 2010

Public Health Insurance Proposed to Reduce National Deficit

The cochairmen of the White House–sponsored National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform released an initial draft of a report to reduce the national deficit—and it includes creating a public health insurance option, The Wall Street Journal reports. Other health care–related options include increasing cost sharing for Medicare and Medicaid enrollees, lowering payments to health care providers that participate in Medicare and cutting payments to lawyers to curb medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Edward, Atlanta, GA, 2010-11-16 09:04:57
Perhaps if and only if its the best option at the time. I'm skeptical about any health plan where the emphasis is on saving money rather than providing the very best care possible. The idea of public health insurance has promise, but is in its infancy and needs much more work to come to fruition. Personally, I'd rather see a comprehensive "one-payee" plan. Which actually might save money in the long term and provide better care.

Jerry, St Petersburg FL, 2010-11-15 10:01:57
They just want to get rid of HIV/AIDS patients because they don't care about us . They want us to die.

Robert, Charleston, SC, 2010-11-11 17:47:22
Its never been about dollars and sense. They could present a foolproof plan to eliminate the social security deficit AND keep the quality of care high, and NONE of our politicians...not even the precious democrats...would pass the damn thing. Its all about the principle of denying certain services to certain people.

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