Taibbi on health care: The sausage really is shit
Susie went ahead and typed in the best parts of Matt Taibbi's latest Rolling Stone blockbuster. Just like we've been saying all along: HR3200 is a bailout for the insurance companies that's going to force us to buy junk insurance.
Re-boot. Kip Sullivan has just the resolution that the Progressive Caucus could use:
Proposed resolution for the Congressional Progressive Caucus
WHEREAS the Congressional Progressive Caucus has evaluated the “public option” in HR 3200;
WHEREAS the CPC has determined that the “public option” in HR 3200 is not “robust”;
WHEREAS HR 3200, therefore, is just another Massachusetts-style bailout for the health insurance industry;
WHEREAS a Massachusetts-style debacle on a national scale will set back the movement for universal coverage under a single-payer system;
WHEREAS the CPC has repeatedly put Democratic leaders on notice that they intend to vote against legislation with a weak “public option”; therefore be it
RESOLVED that the Congressional Progressive Caucus members will instead support an amendment to HR 3200 that replaces HR 3200’s language with that in HR 676, The United States National Health Care Act.