Author Sharon Lerner and Rep. Raul Grijalva discuss flaws in the Senate Finance Committee's health bill and increased popular support for a public option.
Is the so-called opt-out provision a worthy compromise for progressives who've already compromised just to get to a discussion of a public option?
The healthcare debate has become a convenient distraction from the far more pressing issues surrounding the banking meltdown.
The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel thinks that we need to stop fixating on debt and unemployment benefits, and instead focus on a job creation program.
Marcy Wheeler talks strategy, saying that Democrats need to "push the positive" to encourage people to not accept anything but the public option.
Effective government is the precondition of freedom. And Obama needs to tell us that.
Five Democratic senators on the Senate Finance Committee helped defeat a public option; do they really think that will advance reform--or even their political careers?
Humana and other insurance industry giants have been fomenting a scare campaign among seniors to keep the industry's wasteful taxpayer subsidy going.
Health reform promises support for comprehensive care. That promise plainly does not extend to women who depend on public funds and seek abortions.
Progressives need to be as concerned about insurance coverage affordability as we are about a public option.