Paul Krugman blogs on healthcare:
I'm amazed at the way “government health care” is still a scare-term, when 90 million Americans already get insurance from Medicare, Medicaid, or other government programs including [federal employees] and the V.A. system — and most of them find their care just fine. Actually, government insurance is already bigger in dollar terms than private insurance (private spending is 55 percent of health spending, but a substantial fraction of that is out of pocket.) And somehow nobody notices.