Saturday, June 13, 2009

Defeating healthcare reform from the left

By Creature

Rep. Lynn Woolsey says the House Progressive Caucus will vote no on healthcare reform if a public option is not included. I have to say I agree completely and would applaud such a move. A bad healthcare bill, like the bargain-less prescription drug bill, is just a waste of time. If a true single payer plan had not been taken off the table so swiftly, maybe a public option would have seemed like a moderate fallback position and some leverage could have been had. With that option gone, the only leverage left is to crash the whole idea. As unpalatable as that may seem, it may be the only way to insure a robust, real, trigger-free public option.

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