- It's not about Left or Right: it's about saving money.
- Insurance companies aren't bringing value to the transaction.
- Medicare and the VA don't exclude pre-existing conditions: government health coverage is thus clearly more humane than private for-profit insurance.
Dems getting ready to go it alone on health care? Saddle up! Cooperatives don't appear to have the muscle to produce solutions. Why go for an ill-defined, untried compromise (that Republicans won't buy into anyway) when we could try a public option that works in some form or another in every other industrialized country? Do your own thing, Dems; besides, America loves rugged individualists... ;-)