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Progressives rejoiced when Sen. Harry Reid announced that the Senate healthcare bill would include a public option. But the jubilation was short-lived.

The Connecticut senator declared Tuesday that he would support a filibuster of any healthcare reform bill that has a public option--even the version with the "trigger" compromise accepted by Sen. Olympia Snowe.

Sen. Harry Reid will introduce a healthcare reform bill including an "opt-out" public option--grounds for disappointment, says Ari Melber.

Chris Hayes, The Nation's Washington editor, clears up some of the confusion regarding the future of the public option.

In the past month, momentum on healthcare reform has unmistakably shifted as progressives have taken to the streets, the Internet and the halls of Congress to push for a bold plan.

Healthcare reform is looking less like a fantasy and more like a probability--but we need to keep a close watch on affordability, financing and the public option.

Max Baucus's scheme to tax the benefits of workers slightly better off--so revenue can be raised for private insurance subsidies--is a lose-lose proposition.

A Congressional Budget Office report suggesting that a robust public option would actually cut the deficit seems to have lit a fire under Speaker Pelosi.

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?

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Only 3 percent of the population are likely to lose their current insurance policies and pay higher premiums because of Obamacare. 

November 1, 2013

Once again, public opinion is more evenly divided on the Affordable Care Act than reported, with many feeling it doesn’t go far enough.

October 25, 2013

Ideological resistance to the Medicaid expansion—the heart of the healthcare law—is. 

October 23, 2013

Mainstream reporting has consistently underestimated the number of people who think the Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough. 

October 21, 2013

The Senate’s deal to reopen the government and extend the debt limit reportedly contains a small change to the health law—but it’s not a win for the GOP. 

October 16, 2013

GOP proposals to defund Obamacare are the equivalent of a death sentence for thousands of Americans.

October 11, 2013

Stewart and Lohota both find the individual mandate so confusing, they're willing to forestall some of the ACA’s most potent policy.

October 8, 2013

Opposition to affordable healthcare has always been backed by untold sums of corporate money and marked by a notably consistent streak of red-baiting rhetoric and doom-saying predictions.

October 5, 2013

The future of the GOP, not the Affordable Care Act, is what's at stake now in Congress. 

October 2, 2013

Jimmy Kimmel shows they don’t get that O’care=ACA.

October 2, 2013