Last night health care reform died. What went wrong? A plethora of explanations from all the usual suspects to follow. You will hear some rumblings of dissent — press on.
The simple answer: everything was wrong. This never was about health care reform. This was always an attempt at health insurance reform. And in that regard it was a miserable failure. The bill, as passed by the Senate, was a cruel proposition. The ultimate lay away plan: pay me now and you might be able to enjoy your coerced purchase in four years. Do you know how much can change in four years? Everything.