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  •  Perhaps he doesn't realize his own state (2+ / 0-)

    has a public option!

    In the form of the Charter Oak Health Plan:

    The goal of the Charter Oak Health Plan is to provide affordable health care coverage to Connecticut adults, aged 19 to 64, of all incomes.  It’s the first time every uninsured adult in Connecticut can get quality, affordable health insurance, and it costs as little as $75 per month in premiums, depending on your income.

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    This is how her press release describes the Charter Oak Plan:

    There is no income test or asset limit to qualify for Charter Oak coverage. Enrollees earning more than 300 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) currently pay a flat, unsubsidized monthly premium of $259. Enrollees with incomes below 300 percent of the FPL pay reduced, subsidized premiums ranging from $75 to $200 monthly, depending on income and family size.

    Charter Oak’s annual, income-based deductible ranges from $150 to $900. The deductible does not apply to primary and specialist doctor visits, ambulance and emergency room care, behavioral health services, pre- and post-natal care, prescription medications and certain other benefits.

    The Charter Oak Health Plan is administered by the Department of Social Services.

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    Is he planning on filibustering a federal public option because he feels that the people of the State of Connecticut don't want the rest of the country to enjoy a public option, even when they do?

    I hotlisted the diary because I had a feeling we'd be hearing about this again. I'd rather have been wrong about that...

    The same Blue Dogs who decry government intrusion in men's lives demand government intrusion in women's health care choices - NCrissieB

    by 1BQ on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 10:36:59 AM PST

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