U.S. Mike Ross gets prime time in the NY Times
account of the health legislation
deal brokered yesterday with Blue Dog Democrats
(still reflexively termed "fiscal conservatives" despite their advocacy to ratchet up health care spending for their local providers and numerous past episodes of extravagant spending for the likes of military and agriculture pet projects.) This may be the best possible deal in the mess this issue has become. We'll see in September, after several more weeks of lobbying by the rich special interests that have been driving the train. E.G., a physician-owned hospital
that has been oiling Democrats.