This is what the health care debate in the U.S. right now is about. Underlying all the surface arguments, this debate is about these two concepts:
The root cause of all this HCR bullshit is that there aren’t enough doctors. More doctors == more care for people == less demand for doctors == doctors get paid less == less need for insurance as a payment mechanism for health care. Health care isn’t about insurance, or capitalism, or democracy. It’s about people … Continue reading Health care is about…people taking care of each other.
from David Frum :: “A huge part of the blame for today’s disaster attaches to conservatives and Republicans ourselves. At the beginning of this process we made a strategic decision: unlike, say, Democrats in 2001 when President Bush proposed his first tax cut, we would make no deal with the administration. No negotiations, no compromise, … Continue reading “we would make no deal with the administration. No negotiations, no compromise, nothing”
Part of what annoys me about some segments of thinking, and the HCR debate illustrates some of this thinking, is the idea that somehow it’s good for me if other people are doing poorly. As if, somehow, it’s a crime to me that more people have a college education, that more people are healthy and … Continue reading Everyone doing well is good for everyone.
Neil Postman was right. If you haven’t read his book Amusing Ourselves to Death, *read it*. It’s an excellent tool for understanding some of the decline in quality of discourse taking place en force in our country in recent years.
Hmmm…how exactly does that help the USA?