“Blue Dog” Democrats, and others, say that they want to make sure that health care reform controls cost.
Every other industrialized country in the world has at least a public health insurance option, cover nearly everybody and pay less than half (per capita) of what we pay.
The only folks who don’t understand this simple fact are those looking for an excuse to do nothing.
In the meantime… don’t forget to re-regulate the financial services (a.k.a., the market, Wall Street) industries!
The market defines innovation as finding new ways to avoid: regulation, review and responsibility.
Wall Street spews tales of its own wisdom and the incompetence of government, while seeking bail-outs from said government (requiring enormous quantities of the taxpayer’s money) when they find they’re snared in a trap of their own making; accepting dollars while admitting no culpability.