The good news: compromises are being made to get some kind of healthcare bill passed before Christmas.
The bad news: compromises are being made.
The "public" option has been bargained into an option run by a private nonprofit insurer? That's what today's LA Times says:
Kaiser-Permanente is a nonprofit insurer--would this option look somewhat like that?
I'm confused but hopeful about these developments. The expansion of Medicare to people between 55 and 64 years old sounds good to me--fiscal conservatives don't seem to argue against Medicare any more.
A word of comfort from an advisor to Senate Majority leader Harry Reid: "No one believes this is going to be the last word."