If the Democrats ever wanted to be bipartisan on healthcare, they hid it very, very well! There were a dozen significnt Republican ideas, such as allowing employers to form federations for purchasing insurance across state lines. The Dems killed a chance to increase competition for the benefit of workers.
Proper tort reform would have drained billions in waste from "defensive medicine." There are quite a few more. But the Democrats' idea of bipartisan was for Republicans to roll over and play dead, when everyone could have avoided this mess by meeting partway.
John D. Froelich
Upper Darby, PA
Jan 16 2010 - 4:39pm