Document Type

Other

Publication Date

12-11-2009

Course

Multimedia Politics (030:174:001)

Instructor

G. R. Boynton

Abstract

American health care woes are no new phenomena, and recent history demonstrates the intensity of the concomitant debate that arises following the proposal of a new system or a special new element-namely, the public insurance option. Early in his tenure, President Clinton dared to undertake daunting reform efforts (including the creation of a public insurance option). Many argue that losing the health care battle hampered Clinton's ability to effectively lead and will damage his long-term reputation. Barack Obama is now deep in the same trenches, and both Democrats and Republicans have begun asking questions: Is it too expensive?; Is it inaccessible to those in need?; How can our country fix this problem?

Keywords

public option, health care, barack obama

Rights

Copyright © 2009 the authors

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Additional Files

public option archivist.xml (1379 kB)
public option XML data

public option spreadsheet.txt (235 kB)
public option spreadsheet data

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