Summary: Memories are short, but consequences live a long time. Here’s a Bill Moyers video from the deep dark past (2009) reminding us of how the public option — a potential competitor to for-profit big, existing insurers — got squeezed out of the bill. And let us not forget how Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut withdrew his support at the last possible second.

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Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...