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

By: Friday April 22, 2011 5:15 pm

It looks like the possibility of a strong, state-based public option in Connecticut has been kiledl by the state’s top Democrats, lead by Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.


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for Democrats is that most Americans don’t like the bill, but would prefer to see it significantly changed instead of repealed.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.

Health Care Reform: Where Do We Go from Here?

By: Monday March 22, 2010 12:35 pm

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 reality, now is not the time to stop fighting. I do not plan to stop fighting until we have achieved real health care reform. Like it or not, we are effectively forced to work from this new starting point. All the groups that were saying this bill must pass because it is a “positive first step” now need to quickly begin preparing for the next step.

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