ISBN: 9781603582285 Year Added to Catalog: 2009 Book Format: Paperback Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 Number of Pages: 160 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Release Date: July 1, 2009 Web Product ID: 487
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Howard Dean and Health Care Reform
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Say you have a fatal form of liver cancer. You have six months to live. You might be able to extend your life by six months with a treatment that costs $60,000. Should that treatment be covered by your health insurance even if it raises everyone else's premiums? What if the treatment costs $100,000? Most people agree that some sort of health care rationing is necessary to control costs. How much is too much? How much is not enough? Today on "Weekday" we'll speak to former presidential nominee Howard Dean, and health care experts, about rationing and the health care reform debate.
In a speech to Congress Wednesday, President Barack Obama may come out for a public health care option that would be triggered only if health insurance companies don't provide affordable solution in a predetermined time frame. One Republican Senator, Olympia Snowe, has expressed support for this idea. Gov. Howard Dean told Fox News' Chris Wallace that it was a mistake to craft a bill just to get a single Republican vote Sunday.
Outside the Beltway, Dean Manages to Stay in the Debate
By Philip Rucker
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 19, 2009; 11:25 AM
POLAND SPRING, Maine -- Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean is emerging as a thorn in the side of a White House that effectively swept him out of Washington, regularly challenging President Obama and Congress as he crisscrosses the country, preaching his progressive vision for universal health care.
"The worst thing that could happen is to pass a bill without a public option," Dean told an assembly of Democratic activists in a fiery speech at a pep rally and picnic here last weekend. "Then we'd put 60 billion new dollars a year into the health insurance industry that is busy taking away your health insurance when you need it most, stopping you from getting health insurance, taking it away if you lose a job and not giving it back to you if you get it back."
Some 200 union workers and Democratic volunteers who knocked on doors and tirelessly turned out voters for Obama last November rallied Sunday under the blistering afternoon sun at a lakeside park here behind a different leader. With Obama seeming to back away from a public option in his health-care-reform plan, the liberals embraced Dean as their spokesman of the moment as he asserted that reform without a government-run insurance option is hardly reform at all.