cbo report on public plan for health care reform

from the cbo report on health care reform re the public plan from wsj 7/15/09…what do you think?
As we were poring over the analysis out today from the CBO (the Congressional scorekeeper whose estimates are key in shaping the debate), we were struck by one estimate in particular:

…total enrollment in the public plan would equal about 11 million or 12 million, counting both individually purchased policies and employer-sponsored enrollees.

that is about 4% of the current population, and seems rather small in comparison to how much attention the debate over the public plan has drawn.

Of course, the CBO itself notes that

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