stockingfull wrote:Personally, I'm glad to see the backroom mess created by the deals to get the Senate DINO's on board go down. The House bill was much better because no single vote was so crucial.
That's why I welcome a new GOP senator with experience drafting healthcare legislation.
So I say, lay out some basic req'ts, agree on them, and let the states have at it. But the key is that we have to get everybody insured in order to control costs, or we'll never be competitive.
Sfull is that you?
What have you done with sfull?
where is he? you'll never get away with this!
Actually, I'm a pretty practical person. I'd like Medicare for all, but I'll take anything that really has a shot at solving the problems of skyrocketing costs, pre-existing conditions, rescission (insurers canceling for claims) and the burden of the uninsured.
And I like the idea that states might be able to try different things and see how they work. In fact, Obama has proposed just that on, for example, tort reform. We've got some baseline problems which must be handled but, beyond that, there are 50 laboratories in which to experiment to see what works best.