If the possibility of lesser reform doesn't motivate liberals, then maybe something else will: the possibility of no reform.
Do the Democratic plans in Congress ask for changes that qualify as a "sacrifice"?
Make no mistake: It'd be a huge disappointment not to make progress on cost and quality. But incremental progress is still progress.
You can sum up Obama’s strategy for health reform as “WWCD”: What Wouldn't the Clintons Do. And it’s working well so far. It seems likely that Obama will have a bill to sign by year’s end. But will it be legislation that people actually like?
One of the more promising signs for health care reform over the past two years has been the apparent support of the business community.
Already, you can hear the opponents of health care reform making a familiar argument: It will mean huge new taxes. Although they're exaggerating--the tax hikes wouldn’t be “huge”--you should be willing to pay these new taxes. Happily.