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March 26, 2010


Brendan makes an error has has made before -- pretending that a particular law is the final word on health reform. Yes, the Tea Partier who complained that the new law contains a public option was wrong. OTOH, the conservatives who complained that everyone was going to be forced onto the public option by health care reform may well turn out to be right. At this point, we simply don't know what's going to happen.

Certainly Brendan is wise enough to know that a public option is not unlikely to come about. It's a stated goal of most health reformers. Also, the new burdens on private health insurance will make private health insurance a lot more expensive (despite Obama's claims to the contrary). This could have the effect of making a public option look attractive.

I think people are right to be concerned about bad laws that are likely to come about, even if they haven't be enacted yet.

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