WURZER: Politics is the art of compromise.
REP. ELLISON: It is.
WURZER: So how are you all gonna compromise?
REP. ELLISON: Most of us are co-authors of HR676, which is a single-payer bill so we feel like we’ve already compromised. I think that the reality is the public option has been scored by the Congressional Budget Office as saving $150 billion, so this actually helps deal with the fiscal responsibility issues…It offers choice, which is a good thing…
ESKOLA: Isn’t the public option really just a step towards the single payer that you want so much?
REP. ELLISON: Yes but the reality is that for many people that’s not what it is.
This along with Barney Franks bald statement last spring, give you exactly what the Democrats want most. Control over your health, and more importantly, the ability to deny health care to those they deem unessential, or unnecessary. In other words, if you don't do what the government wants, you "don't get none"