Grijalva: Carper’s Triggered Non-Public Non-Option is “Totally Unacceptable”

By: Thursday December 3, 2009 8:40 am

Thomas Carper’s terrible new “alternative” to a public option is not winning over progressives in the House: The new version of the government-run plan, being crafted by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), fell flat with Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who’s led members of Congress who’d previously spoken out against [...]

What The Senate Bill Does Better, Part 3: Starts With Greater Access To The Exchange

By: Monday November 30, 2009 9:16 am

The Senate bill would give more small businesses access to the new exchanges quicker than the House bill. In the Senate bill, any business with 100 or fewer employees could use the new exchange. Starting in year four (2017), individual states could choose to allow larger businesses to also use the exchange. Conversely, the House [...]

Why The House Bill Is Much More Conservative Than The Senate

By: Friday November 20, 2009 1:45 pm

While the House health care reform bill is the one favored by progressives, it also happens to be more small “c” conservative than that Senate bill. This is not about the public option, the size of government subsidies, or regulation. The House bill is more small “c” conservative because it would do a better job [...]

Wednesday Health Care Highlights

By: Wednesday November 4, 2009 4:45 pm

Tuesday’s election netted House Democrats two more votes for reform. The House is expect to vote on health care reform this Saturday. Pelosi pushes ahead, while Reid, not so much. There is some indication that the Senate may delay the final passage of reform until next year. Jane thinks more time may not be a bad thing for [...]