A Look at SustiNet: Connecticut’s Potential Public Option

By: Monday January 17, 2011 7:55 am

Connecticut is poised to be on the leading progressive edge of what is possible under the new federal health care law by providing a rather robust state-based public option. If the state adopts the proposed SustiNet health plan (PDF) it would integrate the many different group insurance plans the state currently provides into a unified [...]


Supreme Court Declines Challenge to Healthy SF; Universal Care Program OK’d

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 7:40 am

The best money spent in the Affordable Care Act was the $11 billion dollars put toward expanding and maintaining community health centers across the country. That money will get poured directly into universal care programs for the poor, and possibly lead to some innovations in how we treat people, not just one illness or injury at a time but a comprehensive approach to wellness. The best model for this in the country is San Francisco’s universal care program, Healthy SF, which provides for care for everyone in the city limits, regardless of health, employment or immigration status. It’s not single-payer health care, it’s socialized medicine, and it’s led to significant reductions in the uninsured and a healthier city.

How a Pro-Citizen Senator Can Identify a Pro-Business Supreme Court Nominee

By: Sunday May 9, 2010 10:30 am

We need a Supreme Court Justice who will undo the poisonous statutory construction rules of the corporatist Justices. A Senator to ask questions to determine whether we are getting a Democratic version of Federalist Society pro-business nominee.

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

By: Tuesday April 13, 2010 11:55 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, a large portion of the American people line up behind repeal. The relatively good news for Democrats is that most Americans don’t like the bill, but would prefer to see it significantly changed instead of repealed. This creates the perfect political environment to push for a better and quicker optional state waiver.

Fineman Reports Kucinich to Vote “Yes”

By: Tuesday March 16, 2010 7:00 pm

Dennis Kucinich has called a press conference for tomorrow. Howard Fineman is reporting that Kucinich will vote “yes” on health care.

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