A potential compromise may have been reached by Senators on a major health care issue.
Wired PR News – A compromise for an issue in the health care debate may have surfaced on Wednesday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a potential compromise was presented by Sen. Kent Conrad in regards to the issue of the creation of a health plan sponsored by the government, that would provide competition for private insurers.
As noted in the report, Conrad’s proposal would facilitate the creation of health care cooperatives that would be nonprofit, and owned by small businesses and resident groups.
Sen. Max Baucus who is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is quoted by the AP as stating, “I’m doing all I can to get a good bipartisan solution, and right now the so-called public option is being transformed into a private alternative to put pressure on insurance companies, hold their feet to the fire, help them keep costs down… It may not work. If it doesn’t we’ve got to find something else but right now it looks like it has a decent chance of working.”