Higher fee if you don't purchase health care insurance, i.e., that mandate.
No public option.
Protecting his backroom deals, so who is supposed to get excited about this?
More senators are signing on to pass the public option in reconciliation. Put it this way, we better have that happen or the Democrats will get slammed in November.
Over the past year the House and the Senate have been working on an effort to provide health insurance reform that lowers costs, guarantees choices, and enhances quality health care for all Americans. Building on that year-long effort, the President has now put forth a proposal that incorporates the work the House and the Senate have done and adds additional ideas from Republican members of Congress. The President has long said he is open to any good ideas for reforming our health care system, and he looks forward to discussing ideas for further improvements from Republicans and Democrats at an open, bipartisan meeting on Thursday.
Read the proposal, here.