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Too bad we didn’t just have a national election where voters got to decide between health care reform or health care status quo. That would have really helped clear things up …

Late Update: TPM Reader JM does me one better:

Funny, funny but it should be: “Too bad we didn’t just have a national election where voters got to decide between health care reform proposed by both parties. That would have really helped clear things up …”

If you watch the MSM on health care you’d think McCain never even ran for President in 2008 and never even suggested taxing employer based health benefits, or never suggested a “federally supported Guaranteed Access Plan” for people denied due to preexisting conditions, or never proposed cost containment measures including coordinated care and moving away from fee-for-service, or cutting Medicare Part D subsidies for Big Pharma. One can argue whether these were good or bad ideas but Mccain did in fact have ideas to reform health care.

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