I’m in sunny Florida, but I’m coughing and sneezing and I have the watery, bleary, weary eyes of so many other sufferers in the cold-and-flu season.
But your health is on my mind too.
And our healthcare and U.S. healthcare reform has been on my mind for the better part of a year.
I went into the winter holidays knowing that the public option component of healthcare reform had coded, and it was not on an order to resuscitate.
Before I checked out for some Christmas merrymaking, I listened to the proponents of the U.S. Senate and I told myself to be thankful that the proposed legislation — despite major compromises on public option and abortion — would do some good, perhaps great good.
I also told myself to keep in mind that after New Year’s lawmakers would be moving into the conference process, in which they would bargain and negotiate and re-craft one piece of legislation from the best components of the bills from both chambers.