Thursday, September 03, 2009

Snowe: The Weakest Link

Ace picked this up.

CNN is reporting that the White House, having largely ditched Republican Gang-of-Sixers Chuck Grassley and Mike Enzi, is in serious negotiations with Snowe about whether she would support a public option that only goes into effect years down the road if the private insurance industry doesn't come through with the type of reforms that cover more uninsured people.

This so-called "trigger" option may not be a silver bullet for a bipartisan breakthrough on health reform, but it might draw just enough hesitant Democratic moderates -- with cover from Snowe as a Republican supporter -- while appeasing liberals who are insisting on some kind of a public option.

Yah. And I'm certain that the ObamaRules for Insurers will be objectively fair, achievable, and easily implemented--which is exactly the way Drew thought about it.

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