The reason more progessives don't protest is because the moral impetus behind this so-called reform is deeply flawed. If there is such as thing as giving poison to a sick patient, this reform is it. The attacks on people of good will who can't see how it adds up to better aggregate care, or who cannot see an inept and corrupt government able to manage its role in what amounts to a hostile takeover of 10 percent of the economy is utterly Nixonian. BTW, please send my e-mail to the White House--I know they are looking for those of us who don't agree with this plan and who are being logical rather than ideological about it. Send it to that cocky weasel Rahm Emanuel. I am sure he will want to give me the finger and then intimidate those of us who see this legislation as a national disaster.
In the meantime, I wait to see a bill that is systemic and fair, that reforms the legal side that gave rise to the John Edwardses of the world and pushed defensive medicine over the top, and to see a bill that spurs rather than suppresses innovation, and one that does not cook the numbers. The uninsured deserve better than they are getting from the sanctimonious president and the slanderers in Congress. Think hard about how willing you are to defend and protest on behalf of this utter disaster of legislation.