The author is right; neo-liberal Democrats will try to engineer another ‘health care reform’ effort to death, while protecting their benefactors by stealth. Pelosi’s staff has said as much. Don’t trust them: too much money is involved.
I recently heard an anguished cry from a fellow progressive: “Why not just expand Medicare eligibility to everyone, and leave the current system alone for now?” He has a good point, no, a game saving point. Writing up a whole new system at the start will put everyone to sleep from the start, and in the dark. ‘They’ are counting on it - just ask the Pelosi staffer. A simple expansion of eligibility can be accomplished quickly, in the open, and get quick results, the better to shut the detractors up.