Thursday, October 8, 2009

Congress Should Lose Its Health Care

...Progressive Magazine wrote: “At present the United States has the unenviable distinction of being the only great industrial nation without universal health insurance."
According to Nicholas Kristof in his column today, those words were written in January of 1917.
There was a lag of 19 years after the Nixon plan before another serious try, and a 16-year lag after the Clinton effort of 1993. Another 16-year delay would be accompanied by more than 700,000 unnecessary deaths. That’s more Americans than died in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq combined.
Yeah, but here's the thing: wars are cool. Maybe if people exploded when they died, we'd be more worried about health care. But the bottom line is "If there's no 'splodey things, we don't care."

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