Lots of good debate on the Senate health care “reform” bill. Here’s the important stuff I’ve read and come across, in reverse chronological order…
Down With Tyranny: Is the Conventional Wisdom on health care winners and losers going to have to change? (Does it matter?)
Jon Walker: The Insidious Myth Of The Progressive “Bill Killers”
Jacob Hacker: Why I Still Believe in This Bill
AMERICAblog: Media still doesn’t get why left is upset with Obama and Reid
Open Left: The Long-Term Value of Insisting The Health Bill Is Not Good Enough
Media Matters: Quick Fact: Wallace allows McCain to falsely claim no benefits of Senate health care bill “kick in” until “after four years”
Open Left: Missing the opportunity in the health care crisis–NO MORE!
Wonk Room: Howard Dean No Longer Urging Dems To ‘Kill’ The Bill: ‘Let’s See What They Add To This Bill And Make It Work’
AMERICAblog: New health plan will have the same overseer as Members of Congress, but definitely not the same benefits or costs
Wonk Room: Sen. Kent Conrad: ‘The Final Bill Is Going To Have To Be Very Close To The Bill Negotiated Here’
Smashed Frog: Holistic vs Idealistic Health Care Reform
Open Left: The big stupid of health care reform
TPMDC: Progressives Target … Progressives, Ask If Senators Were ‘Strong Enough’ On Public Option
FiveThirtyEight: Can’t Tell the Conservatives and Liberals Apart Without a Program
Wonk Room: New Senate Bill Achieves Greater Deficit Reduction, On Track To Pass By Christmas
Wonk Room: Senate Bill Would Allow States To Prohibit Abortion Coverage In Exchange
Open Left: What we can still win in health care reform
Open Left: The Three Artificially Manufactured Assumptions Driving the Insurance/Drug Industry’s Health Bill
Open Left: Stupid Voters, Part Two
Open Left: That Gollum-like Feeling on Health Care
TPMDC: CBO: Health Care Bill Now $871 Billion, Public Option Compromise Does Not Lower Premiums
Jack & Jill Politics: Really? Democrats want to kill a Democratic party platform initiative?
Daily Kos: CBO Score: Latest Bill Costs $871B
FiveThirtyEight: Nelson Pledges Support For Health Care Bill, Making Passage Likely
FiveThirtyEight: An Extremely Premature Retrospective on the Kill Bill Strategy
Daily Kos: Krugman: Pass the bill
Daily Kos: What bill do you think you’re supporting?
Daily Kos: On mandates and “fixing it later”
Daily Kos: Pardon? Who’s to Blame If Reform Fails?
Daily Kos: AFL-CIO: “Substantial Changes Must be Made”
Open Left: No Democratic Senators will filibuster the health bill from the left
Open Left: A partial list of concessions made to just Ben Nelson
Wonk Room: Rep. Anthony Weiner: ‘Howard Dean Is Wrong,’ We Shouldn’t ‘Let The Perfect Be The Enemy Of The Good’
Democratic Strategist: Bloggers Make Case for HCR Compromise
AMERICAblog: Paul Krugman is a great economist
Daily Kos: Fix it later? OK. Fix this.
Open Left: We had a deal. A few Senators just lied to us.
Wonk Room: The Case For The Individual Mandate
Daily Kos: Counterpoint on Massachusetts
Daily Kos: Insurance Reform? Pre-Existing Conditions
Wonk Room: How The Merged Senate Bill Is Better Than Baucus
The Reid Report: To the rescue: Nate Silver
The Reid Report: Ropeadope: some wonder if Obama played the left
Open Left: Howard Dean, Movement Leader (UPDATED)
AMERICAblog: Keith Olbermann eviscerates Obama, Reid & US Senate over health care reform fiasco
Open Left: 20 Answers on why the health care bill needs to die for Nate Silver
FiveThirtyEight: 20 Questions, 20 Responses
Daily Kos: 20 answers
Think Progress: The Progressive Case For Passing The Senate Health Bill
MyDD: Howard Dean
AMERICAblog: Good rebuttal to Nate Silver on the “benefits” of Senate HRC bill
Open Left: The politics of defeating the health care bill, continued
Daily Kos: Strip the mandate, and put GOP on the spot
FiveThirtyEight: 20 Questions for Bill Killers
madfloridian: DFA: Bill doesn’t really “cover” 30 million more…just fines them if they don’t buy insurance
Open Left: If progressive want to kill the bill, they should support it as hard as possible
MyDD: Covering 30 Million Americans
AMERICAblog: Health care “experts” still want to pass the Senate health care bill
Open Left: Why does Nate Silver think Joe Lieberman is negotiating in good faith?
FiveThirtyEight: Why Progressives Are Batshit Crazy to Oppose the Senate Bill
Open Left: Joe Lieberman’s Healthcare Bill Is Worse Than Nothing. Kill It.
Daily Kos: Key Elements of Senate HCR Bill
Politico: President Obama’s troops break ranks on health care
Air America: (AUDIO) Wendell Potter: NO To Health Care Bill