House Democrats unveiled the first draft of their bill to overhaul the nation's ailing health care system last week. The most controversial proposal is the establishment of a government-run health insurance plan to compete with private health insurance plans.
Depending on whom you listen to, the plan is either a death knoll for the Americans' freedom or a savior for an out of control, costly health care system. Most likely, it is neither. Instead, it's a crucial step toward restructuring our complex, costly and ailing health care system. And it seems like the best solution -- or at least a necessary evil -- if we aim to insure all Americans and bring down costs.