In today's Wall Street Journal, Robert Reich writes an op-ed arguing for the public health option. The essence of his argument is that the government can be the model of efficiency the private sector apparently lacks.
"If the public option pushes private plans to trim their bureaucracies and become more efficient, that's fine."
I have just one word for Mr. Reich:
de-lu-sion n. - a persistent false psychotic belief that is maintained despite indisputable evidence to the contrary