Yeah that's the problem. The GOP complained about the stimulus bill being a "short-term fix," well look who's talking now. The GOP may care about long term investments and the well being of the American people, but they just don't know what to do when it comes down to that. They suggest reforming Big Pharma, which will not have a large impact on the system. They suggest creation of a small business tax credit to help the already employed. Ok, but what about the unemployed.2. National Health Insurance
Probably the very most the democrat leadership can accomplish realistically. With or without the republicans. Even then it would be watered-down with politi-speak that would favor health insurance companies(or, at least just the big-corrupt companies).
3. General Health Reform
No more than your general bill that passes through congress to do...something...In the end, nothing to worry about, just your average waste of money.
What the GOP is doing is chipping small little pieces off of the block of swiss cheese that is the health care industry, the problem is that the whole block is rotten and it had holes to begin with.
This is likely and its scary. We are getting NO other options from other senators or whatever. The only thing being discussed is the public option, and I think GOP members wanted to keep the system privatized and make it reliant on the stock market. What a fail.4. Dies
Waterloo. No further explanation needed.
The reason that its likely is that the American people are getting too many mixed signals about the new reform.