It’s difficult to see how any “progressive” Democrats could support in good conscience what’s clearly become a failed attempt at achieving healthcare reform in the U. S. Congress. Perhaps at this stage of the game, the best thing to do would be, as Howard Dean suggests, just killing the present bill and going for the so-called reconciliation process in the House.
A metaphor, if you will…
Update: Great article by Glenn Greenwald in Salon outlining the duplicity of Obama and the Democratic leadership on the healthcare issue.
“The administration is getting the bill which they, more or less, wanted from the start — the one that is a huge boon to the health insurance and pharmaceutical industry.”