NYTimes Opinion: two views of a weakened public option

Posted on November 29, 2009

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An editorial argues that even a diminished public option expands choices, while Op Ed contributor Paul Starr argues in Fighting the Wrong Health Care Battle that the public option has been so weakened it would be better to trade it for effective regulatory authority to prevent insurers from engaging in abusive practices and subverting the new rules. I wish we could have both, but the senate lacks sufficient votes.

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