Got a few stories today that need dot-connecting. They may not seem to have much to do with each other at first but we're going to try to make the relationships visible. It's about how the healthcare "reform" package is showing one of the most important sectors of our society to be not exactly what it seems to be. And not in a good way.
Let's start with the "reform" package itself. Not to put too fine a point on it, it is, as we've been saying all along, a dawg. FDL's Jon Walker counts the ways by contrasting all the plans directly and ranking them from the "perfect" down through the "decent" and" acceptable" to the really really bad". Guess where the Ben Nelson/Joe Lieberman/Blue Dog Senate Plan winds up?
No fair. You guessed.