MSNBC is saying its Public Option Day.
Interesting fact, only Baseball and Healthcare have exemptions from the Sherman Anti-Trust act.
In my view we need a mild public option, like support for Kaiser-like co-ops.
We need to take an incremental approach. It seems to me that this year’s healthcare solution should take the following form:
1. Eliminate pre-existing condition rejection
2. Some tort reform.
3. Either eliminate monopoly control in states where monopolies exist, or:
4. Allow healthcare companies to act nationally (with a limit on the martket concetration).
Key point being this is a big hard problem, and democracies can not often handle radical change without a non-existential threat.