Ben Nelson still hearts insurance monopolies

It wasn’t enough to protect insurers’ anti-trust exemption — Ben Nelson is ensuring that none of this monopoly-busting worms its way into anything — not even watered down, useless compromises: [Florida Senator Tom] Carper is meeting with centrists such as Joe Lieberman, Olympia Snowe, Mary Landrieu, Ben Nelson, Evan Bayh and Blanche Lincoln asking them […]

Even more blatant hypocrisy from Ben Nelson

Senator Ben Nelson on a meeting he had with President Obama earlier this year: (emphasis added) “I also assured him that I am working to be constructive and to move the process forward, so we can develop bipartisan reform that reduces the cost of health care, raises the quality, expands choices and extends coverage to […]

Ben Nelson goes in for the kill

He’s lied about the public option, tried to scare people that it wouldn’t work, then tried to scare people that it would work too well. None of Ben Nelson’s excuses for opposing a public option hold up to scrutiny, and none of his theatrics stopped Harry Reid from including a public option in the merged […]

What to do with the rejects at year’s end?

Typically around this time of the year, I start gathering up my favorite rejects to prepare for the Top Rejected Cartoons of the Year. But this year, since I’ve been doing a top 10 each month, and you folks have already seen all of them, I kind of feel like I need to do something […]

Lee Terry’s joke of the day

from Twitter: Here is a link to the actual CBO report: PDF. Ezra Klein: CBO begins with the baseline estimate that 17 percent of legal, non-elderly residents won’t have health-care insurance in 2010. In 2019, after 10 years of the Republican plan, CBO estimates that …17 percent of legal, non-elderly residents won’t have health-care insurance. […]