It seems like crunch time for health-care reform. Central to the debate is the impact of the public option and the feeling of some that it will inevitably lead to a national program.
Local Congressman Jim Gerlach made that point recently on CP by U. He's a republican and they usually make that point. From the other side of the isle, local US Rep Allyson Schwartz says the public option is only a part of reform and not the so called 'Trojan horse' that will lead us down the slippery slope of a single payer system. She too made her case for reform recently on CP by U. I've always said lets not screw up what we have. I think there are a variety of interim steps that could ease the issue of the un-insured, why not begin there?