Monday, June 08, 2009

Blue Dogs Oppose Medicare-like Public Plan Option

By Emily P. Walker, Washington Correspondent
June 05, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 5 -- The fiscally conservative House Democrats who call themselves the Blue Dogs have released a paper opposing the Medicare-like public healthcare plan that most of their party colleagues embrace as as a crucial piece of healthcare reform.

The 51-member group said that while it supports healthcare reform, it would support a government-run insurance option only if it set reimbursement rates in the same manner as private plans -- through negotiations with providers.

The group does not support an option that would model the government plan after Medicare, which reimburses at lower rates than private plans. the rest

Hewitt: Stopping Obamacare's Government Option Via The Blue Dogs: The List and Contact Information


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