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Posted on September 17, 2009 | tags


Politics: Andrew Sullivan sez the Baucus bill could be a “game-changer”

  • If healthcare reform actually lowers the deficit over the long run according to the CBO, then resistance on that score should crumble. That’s why this bill may have more legs than it first appeared. It will appeal to fiscal worry-warts like yours truly. It will be manna for Independents.
  • Atlantic columnist Andrew Sullivan • Discussing the implications of the Baucus health care bill, which he says might pull off the magic trick of giving the working poor reasonable health care AND not raising the deficit. Sullivan, who has a pretty strange mix of political ideologies, suggests that if conservatives don’t support a bill like this, “then the joke in the end is on them.” • source