Expert analysis of the latest health reform issues

The public goes public on the public (option)

August 24, 2009 – Where do you stand on the public option? It depends on how you're asked the question,… Read more

Public option would help cap costs

August 20, 2009 – Foes of health reform have turned the public option into a bogeyman. Their tactics are to stall legislation long enough for the health care… Read more

U.S.-Canadian health care smackdown

August 18, 2009 – Sometimes, I drink a little too much Red Bull in the morning and my brain goes in directions that startle even me. This morning, on my… Read more

We already have ‘government’ health care

August 13, 2009 – One of the most interesting reactions to the ongoing health reform debate has to be the public's revulsion at the prospect of increased… Read more

Middle-of-the-road public option

August 10, 2009 – In a response to our last post, a reader makes the leap that the government would offer its public plan at “zero cost” putting… Read more

The public option, simplified

August 7, 2009 – Cartoonist Mike Stanfill cuts to the chase with this cartoon illustrating the public option. Conservatives fear the public option because… Read more

Media plays chicken little on health reform

July 20, 2009 – It’s hard enough trying to convince Americans that it’s time for drastic health reform measures when that reform is being… Read more

Wendell Potter blows whistle

July 13, 2009 – If you Twitter … and if you do regular searches on the phrase “health reform” … you’ll note an awful lot of… Read more

A tale of two Chucks

July 6, 2009 – Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is claiming a public option in upcoming health care legislation is now a slam-dunk with the long-awaited seating… Read more

And Franken makes 60 …

July 1, 2009 – Democrats, time to put up or shut up. We don’t expect you to pull all 60 members of your caucus into voting for a public option, but… Read more

Congressman: public option “too good”

July 1, 2009 – Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), newly appointed as ranking minority member of the House Education and Labor Committee, is giving Rep. Michelle… Read more

Will Democrats tear up their golden ticket?

June 25, 2009 – Since the health insurance industry stonewalled the Clinton Administration’s attempts to drastically overhaul our trainwreck of a… Read more