Ross Douthat: Did The Republicans Blunder On Health Care? – NYTimes.com

Yes, say Jonathan Chait and David Frum, in pre-mortems for the G.O.P.’s efforts to derail the Democratic bill. Chait argues that the Republicans could have sold moderate Democrats on a “vastly more limited” piece of legislation, if they’d been willing to compromise early in the process. Instead, by uniting in lockstep opposition and gambling that […]

A Reckless Health Care Bill That Nobody Believes In – WSJ.com

And tidings of comfort and joy from Harry Reid too. The Senate Majority Leader has decided that the last few days before Christmas are the opportune moment for a narrow majority of Democrats to stuff ObamaCare through the Senate to meet an arbitrary White House deadline. Barring some extraordinary reversal, it now seems as if […]

Dean urges defeat of emerging health care bill – AP

Former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean argued Wednesday that the health care overhaul bill taking shape in the Senate further empowers private insurers at the expense of consumer choice.”You will be forced to buy insurance. If you don’t, you’ll pay a fine,” said Dean, a physician. “It’s an insurance company bailout.” Interviewed on ABC’s “Good […]

ObamaCare Goes Off Track – by Jacob Laksin

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Can the Senate’s defectors derail the government takeover of health care?

Lieberman and Nelson Doubt Medicare Compromise – WSJ.com

WASHINGTON — Two key senators on Sunday raised concerns over one aspect of a proposed compromise on the health-care bill, putting up a hurdle to passage of the measure in the Senate.The proposal to open Medicare to individuals below the age of 65 was a crucial part of a compromise reached last week among senior […]