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  1. Avatar North says:

    A practical idea and also an excellent trial balloon to see exactly where the centrist senator’s loyalties lie. I think it’s a great idea, they should go for it! What would the down side be?Report

  2. Avatar Charles Schirra says:

    I’m just wondering if the right would latch onto it as a sign of weakness, and claim a victory, thus solidifying their base group of crazies.Report

    • Avatar North in reply to Charles Schirra says:

      I see the angle Charles but I don’t agree on the over all effect. Perhaps the right could spin it to their true believers that it was a victory but to moderates and indecisive low information voters though would be a Democrat president and Democrat congress getting things done. I can’t imagine how Obama specifically and the party in general would not benefit in perception from successfully moving such a big piece of law through. (well unless the righties are right and death panels emerge from the shadows, the government goes insolvent and it starts raining two headed life insurance salesmen crab people from the sky)Report

  3. Avatar Mike Bellinger says:

    Between Medicaid, Medicare, employer paid health insurance and individual payments we in the US already spend considerably more than any other country on health care. All health care reform proposals seem to be about ready rearranging deck chairs rather than reducing costs. Malpractice costs, and drug costs are defended by strong lobbies. High end of life care needs rethinking. A friend was taking his 90 yr old father to his medical appointments and found had had 52 different doctors. How can we pay for this? And should we?