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"if there is no public option and no medicare buy in, what exactly is being reformed?"

This is the direct result of somebody's attempt to "frame the message" surrounding healthcare reform. I don't think Obama's doing it, or the Democratic Party. Whose bright idea is this?

Edit: To clarify, I'm wondering where the idea came from, that any health care reform that doesn't include this specific thing is automatically a failure. I still remain unconvinced that a public option is required to make a meaningful reform to the nation's health system.


Dec. 16th, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Support this industry or go to jail.
Is there no need-based subsidy for coverage in this bill? It should be possible to provide that without having to provide a full-blown public option...