This time around, healthcare revamp has wings
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 21, 2008
The effort to overhaul the nation's health system will begin in 2009 with one clear advantage over previous attempts: A wide variety of interest groups are rooting for it to succeed. That is a stark contrast to the last big healthcare initiative in the early 1990s, when many of the same groups helped block any major change. In addition, Barack Obama's choice of Tom Daschle, a former Senate Majority Leader, as Secretary of Health and Human Services, puts a skilled navigator of Capitol Hill in charge of the president-elect's bid to establish universal healthcare.