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.

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...