Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sen. Carper

is said to be shopping an amendement that would give states the option of adding a public plan in their state exchange. Would be full discretion for states to allow one, and to set up the policies (such as what rates to pay providers). New York could decide to have one, and Oklahoma wouldn't have to, etc.

Watching the Senate Finance Comittee it has been interesting to see Democratic Senators being open to other state choice a state deciding to not have an individual mandate....if they can provide coverage levels similar to what an individual mandate would provide.

Interesting to watch the Dems round into states rights, competition and choice as the watch words for arguing for reform. The Republicans are left with 'government takeover of health care' but anyone watching the Senate Finance Committee has quickly realized there aren't so many crazy lefties on that committee....

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