Could the pressures of corporate apologists be getting to the junior Senator for North Carolina?
But asked if she thought such as public option was necessary for the public health care overhaul, Hagan replied: "I am going to have to wait and see what the Finance Committee puts forward from the cost standpoint to really analyze that."
Hagan also seemed to be open to the alternative idea of allowing the states to set up health care co-ops patterned after electric co-ops. She said she had given that idea some thought several months ago and noted that Sen. Kent Conrad, a key committee chairman, favored the idea.
Oh joy, a state co-op! Maybe it'll turn out to be as great as Electricities, the North Carolina power cooperative with the highest rates and the crappiest service in the state.
I'm hoping the Dome is doing some sloppy journalism with that last paragraph. What does it mean that she "seemed to be open" to the idea?
Does anyone know anyone in Hagan's office who can get a straight answer about something? It would be nice to know if the Senator is still committed to helping people more than she's interested in helping big business. I'd call, but they never respond to my questions, so I don't even bother any more.
Co-ops are a half-assed solution that no one really likes. Throwing them into the mix, especially in hopes of getting the other side onboard, is just plain stupid.