What would the so-called "public option" look like in practice?
Readers, please check in at the FDL link above to see whether Jason's boss lets him answer. It's important to ask "what does success look like"? Public option advocates have always focused on the semantics: Getting the phrase "public option" into a bill. Single payer advocates, by contrast, focus on whether the policy will actually work, and what the experience will be like for the 5% or so of the population that will actually use it.