Saturday, February 20, 2010
It's Official: Harry Reid Endorses Reconciliation for Health Care Reform
Ezra Klein gives details for the implications for the health care concession package to be pushed through the Senate. Now, finally, the Democrats will have something to run on besides the less the politically successful Recovery Act for November. The public option waits in the wings. Needlessly fetishized as it was by many progressives, I still think it deserves at least a five year trial. If it fails to effect cost and premiums in a positive way, dump it. Even with the noxious effects of vulgar cads like Glenn Beck infecting the health care debate with their ignominious disinformation and distortions, a Washington Post/ABC news poll indicates consistent public support from February through October of last year for a government run health care alternative to private insurance.