Monday, March 1, 2010

It All Down Hill From Here, For Health Care Reform That Is

UPDATE: The cost of doing nothing, paying about 75% more for health care:

Read The New York Times, The Cost of Doing Nothing on Health Care.

We pay one way or another, since half the people in the country cheat and get their health coverage courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Of course the health care industry calls it profit, which is why they oppose reform.

There was a 'summit' yesterday. In topography, a summit is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. Mathematically, a summit is a local maximum in elevation. The topographic terms "acme", "apex", "peak", "summit", and "zenith" are synonyms.

But in this case it was a health care 'summit' with politicos (can you say boring) so I skipped it. If you did too, read the recaps in The New York Times, Afflicting the Afflicted and Not as Dull as Expected!

Obama claims his plan will cover XX million uninsured. He should challenge the Republi-cons to come up with a plan that would credibly cover half that number. Then, if they do, he should promise to pass both proposals on one condition -- if the the Republi-cons proposal fails to achieve that number within one year, it would automatically be canceled and replaced by his plan.

Call the Republi-con bluff!