Latest compromise on health reform surfaces in US Senate discussions

By Incorrect Author 8 December 2009

Under the latest compromise in the US health care reform debate, the plan surfacing in the Senate would provide for private insurers to offer the “public plan” option. Rather than a variation on the so-called Medicare-for-the-masses idea, this new notion would see private plans with a government agency’s stamp of approval – similar in many ways to the plans available to federal employees. The health care reform plan is now under consideration on the floor of the Senate and majority leader, Harry Reid, has called for negotiations to be completed almost immediately. Democratic senator Paul Harkin argued, “It's one of those kind of things in the middle that doesn't make everybody very happy, but that's our compromise.” For more, read the AP


Support DAILY MAVERICK & get FREE UBER vouchers every month

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money, though not nearly as much as its absence can cost global community. No country can live and prosper without truth - that's why it matters.

Every Daily Maverick article and every Scorpio exposé is proof of our dedication to this unshakeable mission. Investing in our news media is by far the most effective investment into South Africa's future.

You can support Independent and Investigative journalism by joining Maverick Insider. If you contribute R150 or more per month you will receive R100 back in UBER vouchers. EVERY MONTH until October 2019.

So, if you'd like to help and do something meaningful for yourself and your country, then sign up to become a Maverick Insider. Together we can Defend Truth.

Spy Tapes and Amazon Clouds

South African at centre of bid for Pentagon data cloud linked to Kremlin insider

By Marianne Thamm