has gone insane. Just saw him on TV saying now that since there is no public option or Medicare buy-in the bill should be opposed, because this bill uses private insurance to expand coverage. The public option that has been discussed is very weak. The Medicare buy-in is a better policy, but that as the way to get Senate Dems worried about gov't to come on board never made political sense.
Governor (and Doctor) Dean is welcome to be opposed to a plan that uses private insurance as a major way of expanding coverage. But that has been the outline of the bill for 4 or 5 months. The essence of the bill hasn't changed that much. It is time for the grownups to kick the ball down the field and get what can be got.
My thoughts on doing nothing.