Health Care Cave In?
i like Robert Reich, though most of what he has to say these days is incredibly depressing. he has a column up over at TPM today that basically predicts an upcoming cave by Obama and the Dems on a health care plan that would provide, if not single-payer, at least a Medicare-type option run by the gov't which would have such a large base that it could negotiate the best rates from the Pharmacalogical, Insurance, and Med industries. well of course those industries are all pushing back hard -- didn't the White House, which promised this new insurance option on the campaign trail, predict that push back? if so why aren't they prepared to fight it to get what they want and more importantly what is right? Frustrating and sad to watch. You don't have to just watch though....you can call your Senator! Daily Kos has an informative diary up now about the issue, phone numbers included.