The president’s health-care plan
In easy-to-navigate Web site form! Is this another must-read for the educated observer of the political scene? If so, I hope you didn’t plan to get much work done this week.
I haven’t done more than glance at it yet myself. I’m happy to see there’s a section on how the Senate bill already includes many of the provisions the Republicans requested — pace the enduring myth that Obama/the Democrats have been refusing to consider meaningful bipartisan compromise. (See Ezra Klein.)
But what I like best is the Q&A format of “What Reform Means to You.” Got a question about your health care? They’ve answered it. Are you cranky? They’ve built that right in. “Q: What are you going to do about all the confusing forms I have to fill out?” Yeah! And how come when I call my insurance company, I have to punch in my account number, and then they ask me for it anyway? And why is it so hard to get to a real person on the phone? And why is the print on the back of the medicine bottle so small?…