In the Arena

How to Pass Health Care

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Bill Galston has the answer: The Wyden-Bennett Healthy Americans Act, which has bipartisan support in the Senate and would have strong backing from corporate America–and, according to the Congressional Budget Office circa Peter Orzag, would save $1.5 trillion over ten years while insuring 99% of Americans with the same menu of private options that members of Congress now receive. And it’s been supported by at least two blogging Kleins, Ezra and me.

Galston raises the big question here: Why isn’t the Obama Administration jumping all over this thing?