Without A Public Option, The "Reform" Part Of the Health Insurance Assistance Bill Is Worthless
Ezra Klein, Village Blogger Extraordinaire, continues his disingenuous assault on the public option:
Dylan Matthews beats me to the punch with some well-deserved shots at Howard Dean's contention that absent the public option, "this bill is worthless and should be defeated." No, it isn't, and it shouldn't.
Ezra's willful misreading of Howard Dean is simply another example of his utter dishonesty in this debate. He is not to believed on this issue. What Dean is saying is not that expansion of health assistance to the less well off to allow them to get health insurance coverage is worthless. What Dean is saying that the "reforms" in the bill are worthless and that the individual mandate is too high a price to pay for Ezra's precious (and worthless) Exchange. More . . .
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