Kevin Drum reports that Speaker Pelosi understands the importance of pushing the message that health care reform will make health care better for all Americans, not just the uninsured. Drum:
Like it or not, universal healthcare will never get passed on the grounds that it will help the 48 million Americans who are currently uninsured. It will only pass if the other 250 million Americans are assured over and over and over again that the new plan will be at least as good for them as what they have now.
I’m glad that the Democratic Leadership understands this; it’s crucial in building support for much-needed reform in that industry.