Brodner's Cartoon du Jour: Maxed Out
Max Baucus (D-Cigna) released his plan, at last, yesterday. It is such a lousy health "reform" that it might just help revive the Public Option. This thing kills the Public Option and gives giant profits to the Medical Industrial Complex and might actually help the debate. Democrats can see now that something so watered down and useless will still get no Republican support. And that may be the beginning of clarity for them: They could go bold, actually help people...and then reap big political benefits next year. Wouldn’t that be something?