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2009-08-24 12:00:34

 Do Americans believe controversial assertions about health care reform including death panels, threats to Medicare, abortions, illegal immigrants, and other claims which the White House have labeled as untrue "myths?"Findings from a national survey of Americans by researchers from Indiana University Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research (CHPPR) and the Indiana University Center for Bioethics says that Americans do believe the "myths" about health care reform, confirming...

2009-08-21 12:45:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois U.S. Senate candidate Cheryle Jackson today said that a public insurance option is absolutely critical to achieve the dual goals of containing costs and expanding access to quality care in health care reform for all Americans. Jackson said that health care cooperatives are not a viable substitute for giving people the opportunity to choose a national public plan that competes with the private insurance industry because cooperatives would...

2009-08-21 12:05:00

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the fourth in a series of statements discussing "the public option" throughout American life and why it must be part of health care reform: WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by Congressman Chaka Fattah: "The notion that the federal government should not be involved in providing healthcare insurance for individuals is on its face ridiculous given the numerous insurances the government is already...

2009-08-20 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a strong advocate for health care reform with a robust public option, releases this statement: "The confusion, misinformation and scare tactics about a 'public option' that have been trumpeted by the opponents of real health care reform fly in the face of the life that we as Americans are living every day. The wrong-headed argument of these nay-sayers is actually a contradiction of itself. First they claim...

2009-08-19 11:57:00

Jacob Hacker, Intellectual Father of Public Plan, to Release New Analysis Explaining Why Public Option is Critical to Successful Health Insurance Reform WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., both leaders of important House caucuses supporting a public insurance option, will join health care expert Jacob Hacker and Campaign for America's Future co-director Roger Hickey on a conference call on Thursday to discuss a new...

2009-08-19 08:02:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement regarding a public option and healthcare reform: "There is no option when it comes to reforming America's ailing healthcare system. We must do it. And there is no option for inclusion of a public plan. We must have it. Real reform requires real choice. A public option provides consumers a critical alternative to private plans. "When Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Olympia...

2009-08-18 15:01:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health insurance purchasing co-ops proposed by Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) and a number of Senate conservatives have been tested and largely failed throughout the United States. History shows they would not have the market clout to leverage discounts and good policy choices with health insurers. Such co-ops could even become a path to gutting state consumer protection laws, according to the non-partisan Consumer Watchdog. Download...

2009-08-17 12:15:00

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) releases the following statement on providing a public option when working to reform America's healthcare system. WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We must not let the conversation about healthcare reform become derailed by confusion. If real reform is to take place it must include a public option. "When travelers arrive at the airport in any major city they deliberate how they will get to their destination. Faced with a myriad of options...

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2009-08-17 09:15:00

The White House is showing that it may be ready to drop government-run health insurance in its march toward healthcare reform. On Sunday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called public option health insurance not "essential" to President Barack Obama's vision for a revamped healthcare system. "I think what's important is choice and competition, and I'm convinced that at the end of the day the plan will have both of those -- but that is not the essential element," Sebelius...

2009-08-11 13:34:27

Support for government-sponsored health insurance for U.S. adults under age 65 is about 40 percent, no matter how government is involved, researchers say. Researchers from Indiana University's Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research developed three scenarios that each described a government health insurance plan for individuals under age 65 regardless of employment status. One scenario, was a public health insurance plan -- everyone under the age of 65 would decide to purchase...


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