The First Step?
It seems Kevin Drum is not selling the "first step"/"starter house" line on the health bill:
I think everyone will be surprised at just how fast healthcare reform fades from the public discourse once it's passed.
Well, I do not know how many folks will be surprised, but I DO know a lot of folks are selling "the starter house" bit. The only way to make sure real health care reform remains on the political radar is to keep the one bargaining chip that will bring the insurance industry to the table - mandates - in play. Sunsetting the mandate is the most plausible way to do this.
Speaking for me only
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