If Clinton Wins, Insurers Will Come Out ‘Guns-A-Blazin’ Against Public Option
Insurers hate the public option that Hillary Clinton has been touting on the campaign trail.
When It Comes To A Public Option, It’s A Battle Of Wills
As Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and most Senate Democrats coalesce around a government-run insurance agency as part of the solution to Obamacare cost woes, a large problem remains unaddressed: Insurers hate the public option. Democrats, including the Clinton campaign, are showing little sympathy. ... Clinton has a deep understanding of how important the support of the health care industry is to achieve any kind of comprehensive overhaul after her own failed attempt at passing broad health legislation under her husband’s presidency. But Clinton’s campaign is willing to push a public option anyway, according to an outside health care advisor. The alternative for insurers is to continue participating in Obamacare exchanges. (Owens, 10/3)
In other 2016 election news —
Not Your Father's GOP: Ayotte Campaign Hands Out Condoms
Forget bumper stickers. Kelly Ayotte’s latest campaign swag is condoms. The New Hampshire Republican’s campaign is distributing free condoms to publicize her plan to get birth control sold over the counter and to push back against Democratic arguments that she opposes Planned Parenthood and contraception. “As part of Kelly’s commitment to making birth control available over the counter, please take a free condom,” said a poster spotted at the University of New Hampshire campaign table over the weekend. “Use Condom Sense!” (Haberkorn, 10/3)