What should be the strategy for passing health care reform?

Posted Aug. 24, 2009, at 5:33 p.m.

Should Democrats drop the public option, or is this an essential part of the effort? Should

they create a basic framework and plan to tweak it in subsequent sessions? Should

Democrats court Republican support, or instead try to incorporate Republican ideas and

be prepared to pass only party line votes? Or should the reform effort be shelved