t appears the feds could make changes, but for whatever reason they choose not to. It would be hard for me to believe, based on what I have read in recent months, that the states want (and might have a significant financial burden) federally mandated insurance. Perhaps some states are for it, but there are others that are against it. I just struggle to see why the wheel must be reinvented if changing this one piece of legislation is the golden ticket to getting health insurers in line.

regarding state-by-state decisions-yesterday's developments were interesting indeed, now the bill may have include the ability for individual states to "opt-out" of the public option

which strikes me as a good thing, assuming sweeping changes are too high a hurdle to accomplish, and if the bill couldn't get passed any other way

At least that way, when years from now, we see the results of what happens in the states that go for it and the states that don't, would yield some very revealing comparative data