Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Healthcare: Hopeful?

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:,0,7688557.story

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."

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