Connecticut’s Potential State-Based Public Option to Be Killed by Dem Gov. Malloy

By: Friday April 22, 2011 1:31 pm

It looks like the possibility of a strong, state-based public option in Connecticut has been killed by the state’s top Democrats, lead by Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy. From the CT Mirror: The Malloy administration and Democratic legislative leaders have reached an agreement on the proposed SustiNet state-run health plan, with a deal that calls for [...]

With Health Care, the Time Is Still Now: Democrats Should Seize Opportunity, Push for Better, Sooner State Waiver

By: Tuesday April 13, 2010 11:35 am

The newly passed health care law is not popular, and Republicans are starting to line up behind a political strategy of calling for its repeal. While true repeal seems like a legislative impossibility, the political strategy might work. When forced to choose between the false duality of this new health care law or no law, [...]

Health Care Reform: Where Do We Go from Here?

By: Monday March 22, 2010 10:01 am

Now that this bill will become law the important question is where do we go from here on health care reform? I have said before that I think this bill is deeply flawed and, most importantly, does not provide an clear pathway to eventually getting real reform. But now that this bill is the new [...]

What The Senate Bill Does Better, Part 1: Waiver For State Innovation

By: Monday November 23, 2009 3:57 pm

I have been very negative about the Senate health care reform bill. Frankly, it is a bad bill that is only likely to get worse. It has many problems; I outlined only some of the problems with the Senate in an earlier post. Still, the bill is not all bad. There are a few parts [...]