So Obama looks to be ready to drop the public option from health insurance reform and replace it with independent non-profit co-ops. You're still going to get screwed if you currently have insurance. The government is still going to mandate that pre-existing conditions be covered and you're still going to get a one year* window until you have to go into a government-mandated benefits package. But now our government may just dump the proposed money into these non-profits instead of footing the bill themselves.
So just to be clear, the White House has taken the only admirable part of this health insurance bill and labeled it non-essential. And the sad part is that this move may buy it support from both parties. It may be time to adopt my grandfather's voting method: never vote for anyone marked incumbent.
* To reiterate, that's technically a 5-year window for places like the Land of Make Believe where insurance companies don't adjust rates yearly. So King Friday gets 5 years. The rest of us get 1.