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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Downplays Public Option

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Downplays Public Insurance Option in Dems Health Care Reform
Sunday, August 16, 2009
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Department of Health and Human Services Official Photo
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Politico.com brings us the following report on Health Care Reform this Sunday morning and if it works out to be so… I would believe it would be the beginning of a… just maybe… GOOD start too getting us headed in the right direction on Health Care Reform. One that would really HELP ALL Americans without having a Free-For-All.
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Today’s Politico short report starts off like this… Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius downplayed the importance of a public insurance option, saying it “is not the essential element” of a reform package… “What is important is choice and competition…
Read the rest at link below…
Sebelius downplays public option
Above link has a short cut Video too…
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* The Washington Post reports it this way today… Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius signaled on Sunday a willingness from the White House to embrace insurance cooperatives as the main plank of health-care reform rather than pushing for a public option in the final version of legislation being debated in Washington and throughout town halls across America… "I think the president is just continuing to say, let's not have this be the only focus of the conversation," Sebelius, on
CNN's "State of the Union," said about the focus of a public-option inclusion. "Coverage for all Americans, lowering the crushing cost for everyone, making sure that we have new rules for insurance companies, that they can't dump people out of the marketplace if you get sick, that they can't drop your coverage based on a pre-existing condition, that you can't be priced out because you're a woman instead of a man, and gender discrimination won't be allowed to continue anymore. Those are really essential parts of the program, along with choice and competition, which I think we'll have at the end of the day."…
Read this report in full at link below…
Democrats Signal Embrace of Co-op Plans
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Can’t wait to see how Secretary Sebelius’s comments get spun out Monday!
AubreyJ………

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