Yuval Levin sums up why conservatives are still dead-set against it, but also why progressives like Howard Dean and Rolland Burris are now publicly opposed as well:
In essence, what’s left of the bill compels universal participation in a system that everyone agrees is a failure without reforming that system, and even exacerbates its foremost problem — the problem of exploding costs.
Read the whole thing. (You’ll also learn why you should have bought health insurance stocks a few months ago.)
HT: Power Line
In a poll conducted by NBC News/Wall Street Journal from December 11-14, just 32% say that President Obama’s health-reform plan is a good idea, and 47% oppose it. NBC’s Mark Murray writes: “In addition, for the first time in the survey, a plurality prefers the status quo to reform. By a 44-41 percent margin, respondents say it would be better to keep the current system than to pass Obama’s health plan.”