This post from Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein is a must read.
Klein cuts through the sometimes overly-dramatic rhetoric that we hear on TV about health care reform and reveals a cogent analysis about where things stand. And where things stand, he argues, is entirely predictable. But he also points out that health care reform is a lot further along than one might conclude simply by watching the news channels.
The rhetoric will no doubt become more heated as we come down to the wire. And the problems that remain to be solved, while predictable, are important problems — and correctly solving them is of supreme importance to health care providers as well as the general public.
But as I wrote in my initial blog post, I believe health care reform is going to happen. The broad outlines regarding what that reform will look like are being drafted, and there is an undeniable momentum to the debate