He is still right, but the task has been made much harder by the TEA Party Patriots.
I will complicate the issue with a few details, but it remains simple, fair, and rational to provide an Option for insurance that is national in scope, the same way the private insurance companies are national, and in some cases international.
We can change the outcome of the 2010 election. We can only change it by making the Public Option an issue in congressional races The election of Democrats to the Congress is the only hope fora public option to pass. We should allow any American to buy into medicare, and provide it as we do now to retirees who have paid into it. And if the plan for medicare is not changed, retirement will mean not paying for medical insurance anymore.