November 9th, 2009

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Healthcare bill

I ask myself, ‘Would Captain Kirk have settled for the sort of bill we expect to get to the president’s desk?’ And the answer is yes.

In face, it will have Captain Kirkiness written all over it.

Every journey starts with a single step.

I think we will end up with regulation rather than single-payer, and that the people will like it. We get people insured now, and let the longer-term general revolt against wealth disparity take care of healthcare along with the rest.

(After much rumination, I don’t give a damn much of a damn about the public option, because I do not believe competition is as powerful as claimed.)