Howard Dean says the health bill would do more harm than good.
Bill Clinton says “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.”
How did we get this close to health care reform legislation, but many progressives believe that it could actually do more harm than good.
Because the “progressive” position was already a compromised position?
Because “single payer” was never on the table. Because political operatives and policy makers didn’t trust the American people.
The current health care debate certainly demonstrates the power of money over popular sentiment. But could it be that the power of money was so intimidating to some reformers that they chose to misrepresent public opinion?