Tuesday, August 23, 2005


"In the rest of the industrialized world, it is assumed that the more equally and widely the burdens of illness are shared, the better off the population as a whole is likely to be. The reason the United States has forty-five million people without coverage is that its health-care policy is in the hands of people who disagree, and who regard health insurance not as the solution but as the problem."

I'm not convinced, but this is one of the best arguments I have seen. I think everyone, including the poor, should have access to SOME sort of medical coverage, even though I don't see it as a Constitutionally guaranteed "right" (I think that word is overused already). Are things REALLY better in other countries? An OPEN examination of that question, unlike the "Hillary-care" fiasco might unambiguously answer that question.

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