22 October 2009

Is Pelosi Overplaying Her Hand?

She plans to present a new public-option plan called Medicare, Part E (for "everyone"), which would be a much larger public health insurance plan than the ones currently making their way around Capitol Hill. Under this proposed plan, Americans could buy into Medicare if they decide their employer-based insurance plan isn't worth the premiums they're paying.

Although I am all for it, I'm not sure such a proposal would make it through the Senate at this point - even if the Congressional Budget Office calls it the most fiscally responsible of the plans being floated. Hell, I'm not even sure she would get all of the Democrats in the House on board.

Or, can she?