Check that. Excellent question. Avedon asks...
"If you are worried about costs, why don't you support single-payer, which will save hundreds of billions of dollars?"Yeah, why not? Because the 'socialism' thing, well, they're going to use that anyway. Like Avedon, I'm not much interested in promoting a public option, mainly because it seems to lend legitimacy to the existence of a private option, which belongs in the 'part of the problem' column. The main part.
As it stands, any health care solution coming out of this Congress, while perhaps marginally better than nothing at all for some, will remain woefully inadequate for many.