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Debt Commission: Restore Public Option, Reduce Mortgage Deduction

The bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform appointed by President Barack Obama caught nearly everyone by surprise Wednesday with its unexpected release of a draft report.  The White House said the traveling President would not comment until the Commission’s work is complete, which was already anticipated sometime next month.

Here is a link to the complete 50-page report.

Notably, the Commission draft report buries one of its potentially biggest and most controversial headlines:  “Add a robust public option and/or all-payer system in the exchange” to achieve long-term health care savings.  The very first mention of that idea is found on page 36. Continue reading

November 10, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment