Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Paul Waldman makes more explicit a real advantage of the public option, the fact that it'll always be there. No more staying with a job because you can't lose coverage, the ability to consider engaging in some entrepreneurial endeavor or just having a resume gap for whatever reason, and of course no more fears of going to the doctor and getting diagnosed at an inconvenient time and being stuck in pre-existing condition hell until the end of time.

Employer-based system is deeply flawed, and individual market just can't work.