Public Health Plan Option in Trouble

It appears there aren't enough votes in the Senate to pass a bill that would create a government-funded public health system.

A compromise, formulated by Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad, would set up non-profit coops that would compete with the for-profit private sector health care system. According to the Washington Post, the coops would be free from much of the baggage of government control.

It would be nice if national health care were a given in this country, but we're clearly not at that point. If there can be some sort of alternative to the money-leaching profit-hungry health care system we currently have, that would be a treat.