August 9, 2009

SURE, IT'S CRAP, BUT IT'S OUR CRAP!:

The Enthusiasm Gap: Why liberals should not be disappointed with the current lackluster health care legislation. (Jonathan Cohn, August 07, 2009, New Republic)

As a fan of single-payer health insurance--a scheme that would, if properly designed, cover everybody with relatively small exposure to out-of-pocket costs--I certainly understand the ambivalence. It's tempting to think of what might have been, if only the bill writers had raised their ambitions and pushed a more pristine, more far-reaching measure.

But there's a reason they didn't: Health care reform is politically difficult, particularly given the setup of American government.


Even harder given the politics of the American people.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 9, 2009 9:32 AM
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