The Democrats are right to seek a bill that is bipartisan, but not one that has a large number of Republican congressional supporters. There’s a difference. Remember, self-declared Republicans are only 20% or so of the population. To get a large swath of them, a health care bill would have to be absurdly right-wing. The Democrats fool themselves when they think Republicans in Congress are somehow proxies for half the nation. They’re not. Get a bill that is endorsed by a majority of Americans, not anywhere near a majority of Republicans, and that will be true bipartisanship.