What exactly does the HAA accomplish that could possibly attract such broad, bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate? Universal health insurance coverage and immediate deficit neutrality in the first two years.
Is Obama in deep trouble? Not as much as people think thanks to changing demographics. Republicans have stubbornly refused to recognize this new demography, preferring instead to fondly remember the old days.
There's no ambiguity about it. The public option is resoundingly popular, fiscally conservative and morally sound. It's centrist, it's liberal, it's conservative. Unless you don't believe in, you know, numbers.
Only a tiny percentage of millionaires would ever pay a significant dollar amount for the tax surcharge associated with health care reform. To obscure this obvious truth, David Brooks has launched a series of deceptions.
The cost of health care is the most pressing issue and current reform proposals don't address it. But telling more patients "no" and gathering more data to implement more solutions are not the answers.