Saturday, August 29, 2009

Declare Healthcare Victory and Go Home?

8/29/2009—Nationally syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer makes a good point in the Post-Gazette today. He says Democrats should just pass a healthcare reform bill with universal coverage that outlaws insurance coverage refusal based on preexisting conditions. There would be huge public support, the Republicans would be forced to go along, President Obama would get a win and the bills would come due only later.

This proposal appeals to me because coverage for the poor, near-poor, laid off, and disabled has always been my real interest in healthcare. I would prefer a single payer system but why go to the mat over making the system more efficient? Isn’t the social justice issue the main thing?

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