Wyden Plan Not Considered By SFC, Neither Was Medicare For All
Ezra's got his dander up:
[T]he drama came late in the evening. About one in the morning, Wyden's Free Choice Act came before the committee. But it never came up for a vote. [. . .] The proposal was doomed by the joint opposition of businesses and labor.
This was, in other words, a battle over the sufficiency of the status quo. And the Senate Finance Committee, hearing complaints from those who preside over a health-care system that works so poorly, sided with the status quo.
Funny how when it's a proposal Ezra cares about, it is an outrage that the status quo is being protected. When it's Medicare For All (which had as realistic a chance of being enacted as Wyden's bill - zero) or any public option for that matter, Ezra is all "don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Ironic.
Speaking for me only
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