Health care defeatism from people who should know better
In an ideal world, I'm for a Canadian-style single-payer system (also known as HR 676 or "Medicare for all"), but as a political compromise I would settle for something like what John Edwards and Hillary Clinton proposed during the primaries: mandatory health insurance, which would be portable with no exclusions for pre-existing conditions, and the option for any American to buy into a public insurance plan. Momentum is building in Congress for this kind of reform.
I don't like beating up on liberal bloggers who give so much of themselves, but this kind of disinformation and defeatism is the biggest obstacle to victory. Medicare for All has 93 cosponsors, including three committee chairs, far more support than any other health care proposal. Moreover, we know from the Massachusetts experience that mandates do not work. We must insist on single payer!