kf Gets to Yes! I tend to favor a public option--at least it seems worth trying . Meanwhile, private insurance companies think it will put them out of business. But why is this fight not susceptible to a tradtional hack form of compromise: let half the states** try a public option, if they want, the rest stick with the private sector or co-ops? Then liberals are happy and the insurance companies are happy. The issue can be revisited in a few years when we see what happens. ... You're welcome. ... Now we can move on to the more presssing problem--getting Orszag's disturbing treatment-denying "game changers" out of the bill so public support doesn't collapse so completely that passage of anything becomes impossible. ..
**--or states representing half the population. 5:59 P.M.