Friday, September 11, 2009

option that public

Reterieverman makes a good point in his comments on the last post to the effect that a public option were one to be included in any healthcare overhaul emerging from the current scrum would be full of holes, equipped with a trigger that can't be pulled and generally inadequate.  Indeed, such an option would probably be designed to fail or at least dysfunctional enough to set the cause of true reform back a generation, and if the Republicans were smart,  rather than infantile, they would work to make sure that happened.  

For now, the best Republican proposal, which the Obama has ignored, is to roll back the clock and start over with a clean slate.  I like that because the most economical plan stands a far better chance of being enacted than it does under current circumstances.

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