This from Robert Reich: “I’ve poked around Washington today, talking with friends on the Hill who confirm the worst: Big Pharma and Big Insurance are gaining ground in their campaign to kill the public option in the emerging health care billĀ  …”

Me: Reich also thinks that talk about a public option that would only kick in if healthcare costs failed to come down is a back-handed way of killing the public option. But GOPers I talk to worry about just the opposite, that with Dems as the trigger pullers, the trigger for a public option would definitely get pulled.