Stadler, not sure why you like the idea of a clock. Congress has shown they don't do well with clocks and deadlines.
Because it's not just Congress. I think AMERICA does AMAZING with clocks.
Tier IV emissions standards (promulgated under Bush, I might add), on the clock, led GE to develop the most efficient, environmentally friendly commercially viable diesel engine ever produced.
We went to the moon on JFK's clock.
I'm hopeful - and I have some indication that this might happen - that the insurers, long Obama's (unfair) whipping boys, will proactively recognize that change is going to happen and will propose something that is viable, but that answers the legitimate criticisms of the past, including pre-existing conditions, doctor selection, and reduction in costs.
This isn't going to be solved by our Representatives ONLY.