What Americans Want

by Patrick Appel

Mark Blumenthal's latest column looks at what Americans want out of health care reform. An afterthought:

For all its messiness, the legislative negotiation and debate has narrowed to the two priorities that Americans, and especially those most uncertain about the propose legislation, rank highest: making sure affordable insurance is available and not adding to the budget deficit.  From the perspective of democratic representation, the system is working as it should.