The Public Option....on Life Support?

healthcare imagesIt's being reported that Harry Reid pushed for a public option that would allow states to opt out in a meeting with President Obama yesterday. Nancy Pelosi reportedly doesn’t have the votes for a robust public option while, one Democratic source said Obama is leaning to a “trigger” option, like the trigger currently in Medicare Part D that might one day in the mystical future be pulled to allow the government to negotiate lower prices with drug companies rather than being forced to buy drugs at full retail. This as Bloomberg is claiming Maine Senator Olympia Snowe is rejecting the public option and indicating that health reform may not be completed by the end of this year.  This would all be so much easier if bribery of our politicians by corporations was illegal here like it is in most democracies.

In Strange News....Two German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light, potentially changing our entire understanding of space and time. Some guy named Einstein said to do such a thing would require an infinite amount of energy but these two scientists say they may have debunked a major part of that theory.  We'll see, but if true, the world of Star Trek may be just around the corner.

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