The public option is back. That is, if you believed it had ever really gone away.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid came out from his inner sanctum where only a few of his closest associates are hammering out legislative text in private, away from the prying eyes of both concerned citizens and even other elected representatives.

That’s troubling.

After all, what incumbents in Washington are doing will restructure more than 17 percent of our nation’s economy.

To put that data fact in visual perspective, glance at your own hand.

Today, the health care industry is represented by your smallest finger



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