Koch network pushes private-sector health-care agenda to counter Biden’s public option

Koch network pushes private-sector health-care agenda to counter Biden’s public option

Called the “personal option,” the plan is a collection of policy proposals geared toward the private sector that focuses on tax breaks, expanding health savings accounts and slashing regulations. The plan’s name and messaging are intended to contrast with Democrats’ push for a public option, which would give people a chance to buy in to a government-run health-care program that would compete with private insurers.

The Mauritanian: 14 years in Guantánamo detention camp—the horrifying reality of America’s “war on terror”

The Mauritanian: 14 years in Guantánamo detention camp—the horrifying reality of America’s “war on terror”

In an interview with Forbes, the filmmaker talked about Barack Obama not closing Guantánamo—one of his election promises. “Most of the people in Guantánamo—the vast majority—were just farmers. They were people sold down the river by somebody they thought was a friend who accused them of being al-Qaida for $50,000 or $100,000. I think something like 80 percent of the people sent to Guantánamo were basically just victims of that.”

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