September 13, 2009

OUR LOVE IS LIKE A SHIP ON THE OCEAN:

Public Option Fades From Health Debate (ROBERT PEAR, 9/13/09, NY Times)

It was just one line in a campaign manifesto, and it hardly seemed the most significant or contentious. As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama said he would “establish a new public insurance program” alongside private health care plans.

That proposal took on a life of its own, but it now appears to be dying, a victim of an ineffectual White House strategy, the president’s failure to argue passionately for the “public option” and all-out opposition by the insurance industry and much of the health care industry.


You can't overstate how unradical the UR is.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 13, 2009 8:38 AM
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