I'm not running for president in spite of the fact that I'm a doctor.Well, he went and announced the finished plan. Not much in it surprises me, and I think it's a damn good plan.
In a very real sense, I'm running because of it.
I'm in this race because I'm convinced that America's strength can't only be measured by the power of our military, but by the depth of our compassion and our humanity.
- Howard Dean
First, a little history out there for all of you single-payer types (that'd be me too). Dean tried to get universal single-payer health care passed in Vermont in 1994. He failed. And if you can't do an overhaul of the system in the People's Republic of Vermont, then the chances of that sort of plan passing the U.S. congress ain't that great.
Given that, the good Doctor's plan seems to be a decent compromise with political reality.
Matthew Carroll-Schmidt at 2:11 PM