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Udall, Bennet summoned with other conservative Dems to the White House

ABC is reporting that President Obama has asked to meet with select Democratic senators, including Colorado Sens Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, as well...

DeGette: House health bill will include public option

DENVER-- At a townhall meeting held at National Jewish Hospital here that covered hot-button topics including abortion, euthanasia, illegal immigration and swine flu, Democratic U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette stated that she would not vote for a health reform bill that did not include either a public option or an alternative that would challenge private health insures to reduce the cost of health care coverage. "We have to have something in this exchange that will lead to competition," she said, adding that, as majority whip, she had counted the votes and could "guarantee that a bill will not pass out of the House without a public option or some robust alternative."

U.S. Rep. DeGette makes case for public option at Facebook town...

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Diana Degette conducted a Facebook question-and-answer session on health reform. She told participants that she strongly supported a public option,...

Report: Obama to outline health care requirements, without a public option

Politico’s Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei report that the Obama administration is preparing to roll out a new strategy to advance its health-care reform...

GOP’s confused support of current public health-care options

The Washington Independent wrote recently about the oddity of congressional Republicans blasting the thought of creating a public plan while at the same time...

Polis takes progressive health message to a conservative corner

EDWARDS — The question put to Congressman Jared Polis by a man at Wednesday’s health-care town hall in Edwards drew a loud cheer from the majority of clearly conservative mountain-dwellers feeling disenfranchised by the ultra-liberal freshman Democrat from Boulder.

Free-market competition has been ‘reforming’ health care for decades

As the Obama administration appears ever-more willing to accept a health-reform plan absent a government-backed insurance option, it’s worth noting how well competition within...
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