17
Sep
09

A Beautiful Mind on Healthcare

My frustration with the healthcare issue continues. No one is going to get what they want, not completely. But, we could actually get something good. Except, it seems we are doing our damndest to ruin that, too. We get a very middle of the road bill the encompasses ideas from the both the right and the left. Instead using it as a starting point, it gets trashed by from all sides. A public plan will not pass, so it wasn’t in there. Sure, that disappoints me, but it is not worth giving up on the entire bill. Come back to the at a later date, maybe. At least let’s get something going.

The problem is everyone wants to win and no one seems to be thinking about actually accomplishing something.

Now, I realize that healthcare is the blonde at the bar and unless the brunettes get some action no one is going to get lucky.

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1 Response to “A Beautiful Mind on Healthcare”


  1. 1 jon
    September 22, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I don’t think the debate is about health care OR control. I think it’s about change. People still remembered W enough to go out on a limb and vote for someone completely different: Barack Obama. BUT, and it’s a big but, it took a president who, to quote John Stewart, “broke the world” to inspire people to pick up the balls to vote for something so outside the status quo.

    And that brings us to healthcare. We know we’re in a financial hole and had to take drastic measures to fix the problem so we “allowed” ANOTHER big change: massive spending. Ironically, everything done by our President seems to be working. The problem he faces is continuing to foment change. Everyone knows the status quo cannot continue but universal healthcare is a lot of change to swallow. It’s not that it’s right or wrong (it’s right) but that it’s change.

    If the President wants to get this done, he is going to have to get public opinion to sway the Senate…and that’s why he does talk shows. I just hope it works.


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