Tonight on the Blog Talk Radio show, Stranahan explained that the president should've approached each section of healthcare reform as its own bill. A bill to ban rescission. A bill to ban preexisting condition rules. A bill for the public option, etc.
I don't know if I agree with this approach because one loss could doom everything that follows.
Well, it looks like someone's been listening to Stranahan. The WSJ is reporting tonight:
The White House and Senate Democratic leaders, seeing little chance of bipartisan support for their health-care overhaul, are considering a strategy shift that would break the legislation into two parts and pass the most expensive provisions solely with Democratic votes.
I'd be interested to see how the bill will be split. My worry is that whatever is in the second half might get pushed too close to the 2010 black hole.