Selling Healthcare Reform
The so-called "Tri-Committee" healthcare plan has just been released, and it's so called because it's a joint effort from the House committees on Education and Labor, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce. It looks pretty good at first glance, but honestly, I haven't read through it in any detail yet. So more on that front later.
For now, though, let's take a look at the PR effort. Here are the talking points from the "What's In It For You?" handout:
Comments? I'd spruce up the "national pool" point, since I imagine most people don't really know what that means. And I'd change "insurance companies" to "insurance company bureaucrats" — or maybe even "greedy, blood-sucking insurance company bureaucrats." But I suppose that would be a little coarse for members of the United States Congress, no?
Overall, though, pretty good. An average voter reading this really would come away with the idea that there's something in it for them. It's a good start.