I wrote a letter to the president:
Health care reform can still pass, and the Democratic image can be regained after this Massachusetts election fiasco.
I would consider scrapping what you have, and throw a curve ball to take over the news cycle from the Republicans.
Pass a simple bill (through reconciliation) that expands Medicare to people 50 and over and 20 and under. Write simple rules for the insurance companies that cover what’s left: 1. no denial of preexisting conditions. 2. At least 90% of premiums have to go to health care. 3. No denial of pregnancy or birth control coverage, or unfair treatment of women.