Monday, July 06, 2009

The Details Of Other Things Do Matter

But without a quality public plan, it isn't really health care reform, it's just messing around with it. And from an outsider's perspective, it's the one clear marker we can lay down and declare a lack of it a dealbreaker. Similarly, the details of a public plan matter. A lot. And a really horrible public plan isn't any better than no public plan. But while activist bloggers can't get lawmakers to agree to some 65 point public plan, they can maybe get them to agree to only vote for something with a strong public plan. It's fine to think wonky thoughts, but it isn't going to help things very much. Outsiders can't fight those battles for the most part.