Sen. Kent Conrad's proposal for a cooperative approach to health insurance coverage has created a unique challenge for progressive health care advocates who don't object to the idea but find it inadequate.Dean argues that the Senate could pass a public option using reconciliation, the parliamentary maneuver that would allow the proposal to be considered by an up-or-down vote. "There is no problem with doing that. President Bush did it for massive tax cuts. There is no reason you can't use it."
Monday, June 15, 2009
"Dean On Conrad's Co-op Plan: Insurance Industry Licking Its Lips"
Sam Stein (HuffPo):