Originally Posted by B-Large
It was built of the Heritage propopsal of the 90's with insight from the Massaschetts Health Care Law.....
People know what is was. Some wanted Single Payor, some wanted Public Option, some just wanted anything better than the shortfalls or what he had... in end we got the Hybrid Convoluted Lobby Pleasing bill that does an "ok" job of dealing with the issues.
There's only so many angles to take on health care. You could say parts of it resemble any number of past proposals. But to claim that this was a product of something that was thoroughly vetted to the public first is fantasy. Candidate Obama was pretty clearly against the individual mandate, for instance, which now is the only one in the ACA that he hasn't put on a political vacation.