Democratic lawmakers pushing 'public option' amid ObamaCare woes

Democratic lawmakers pushing 'public option' amid ObamaCare woes

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In the first year of President Obama’s administration, Congress overhauled the American health care system. Before his second term has ended, Democrats already are calling for significant changes to ObamaCare. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and more than two dozen Senate Democrats are now pushing the “public option” – the creation of government-run insurance entities designed to compete with private companies. It’s something liberals advocated for, unsuccessfully, during the original debate over the law. Conservatives say Democrats are only reviving the call now as a last resort, as major private insurers scale down their involvement considerably, up-front costs rise and doctor choices narrow. “I think we're seeing the public option come back out of desperation,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the conservative American Action Forum. “We’ve seen UnitedH. . .

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