Healthcare Open Thread

Recommended Reading:

New York TimesAlternate Plan as Health Option Muddies Debate: "The White House has indicated that it could accept a nonprofit health care cooperative as an alternative to a new government insurance plan, originally favored by President Obama. But the co-op idea is so ill defined that no one knows exactly what it would look like or how effectively it would compete with commercial insurers."

Ezra Klein explains the difference between a public option and a co-op.

Steve Benen: Now the GOP is against co-ops, too.

Washington PostPublic Option Called Essential: "Several leading Democrats voiced concern Monday about an apparent White House shift on health-care reform, objecting to signals from senior administration officials that they would abandon the idea of a government-run insurance plan if it lacked the backing to pass Congress."

Greg Sargent: Sixty House Liberals To White House: No Public Option, No Health Care Reform

CBS—Thousands Quit AARP Over Health Reform: "CBS News has learned that up to 60,000 people have cancelled their AARP memberships since July 1, angered over the group's position on health care. ... Many are switching to the American Seniors Association, a group that calls itself the conservative alternative."


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