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View Diary: First Segment of Health Care Law Cancelled (35 comments)

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  •  HCR was poorly conceived from day one. (1+ / 0-)
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    The best approach was to let the states control the insurance companies which they are good at and if insurance companies pulled out(which some have) then subsidize a state level single payer.  We will get single pay  payer when the private market abandons the health care market and not before.  As Churchill observed, Americans ONLY do the right thing when they have exhausted all other options.

    •  It's easy (1+ / 0-)
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      to say what the "best approach" would have been. But as soon as you would have proposed this (or any) idea in Congress, it would have been demonized so much it would have been virtually untenable.

      I think we did pretty good, all things considered.

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