by Patrick Appel

Ambinder:

The most surprising part of the news that the White House was surprised that liberals had grown so attached to the public plan was that they were surprised.  Ever since it became clear that...moving to a "single payer" system was untenable, liberals fell back to the next best thing -- single-payer-by-proxy, or a "public plan," which would, if properly written and subsidized, force insurance companies to either reform or get out of business.

Jason Zengerle has the same thought.

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