Illinois Also Concludes Private Health Exchanges Provide Worse, More Expensive Insurance

By: Thursday March 3, 2011 12:29 pm

The Illinois’s health care reform implementation panel has released its initial recommendations. They concluded that the private insurer exchanges created by the new health care law are likely to be a relatively bad deal for low-income residents, and that the state would be able to provide them better and cheaper coverage through a new public [...]

Using Reconciliation For Health Care Is Neither New Or Extraordinary

By: Wednesday February 24, 2010 9:15 am

There is a great new article from NPR showing that there is nothing new or extraordinary about using reconciliation to pass health care reform. Reconciliation is a normal, perfectly usable tool to pass health care reform. It has been used repeatedly by both parties. Of course, this is the same message FDL has been repeating [...]

We Don’t Need An Individual Mandate And Massive Giveaways To Insurance Companies To Help People

By: Wednesday December 16, 2009 12:28 pm

The argument for passing the terrible Senate bill is that 30 million more Americans would gain “insurance coverage.” It is a strong argument, but it leaves out a lot of very big caveats (the “coverage” will be junk insurance, people are forced to buy, that it will not stop medical bankruptcy, it will still price [...]