Health Care Deep Thought
We need more on the Democratic side making noise about a single-payer plan so that merely a government-run option can occupy the moderate, compromise position. As it stands, Republican obstructionists (which is just to say, Republicans) are painting a competitive government option as left-wing crazy talk. We need to remind moderate Americans that there is actually a considerably more "left-wing" way to go that is in fact supported by a great number of liberal Democrats. The Obama-Kennedy plan would be quite a welcome change but it would not dismantle the insurance-based health care system by any means.