This will be brief, because a note about how the political debate is misleading isn’t exactly breaking news or even, admittedly, that interesting. So, I’d consider it a personal favor if you’ll allow me to vent for a moment. It’s just that the extent to which we’re being lied to right now seems, to me… Read more
It’s Friday, I’m on the Amtrak with coffee and bagel at hand, so let’s get metaphysical! I’ve received many responses to my piece praising Sen. Sanders newly unveiled Medicare for All plan, and read many different takes. Here’s a rough grouping of where they fall: Go, Bernie, Go! This group shares my enthusiasm of the aspirational goal… Read more
Over at WaPo. It’s never over, but this is a real win. Where we are, how we got here, and what’s next…well, those are all very tricky questions with potentially less hopeful outcomes. But man, at least for now, a lot of people very narrowly dodged the impact of some really terrible legislation.
Readers know I’ve been deeply engaged in the healthcare debate, and highly critical of the efforts thus far to repeal and replace, demean and deface, disgust and disgrace, etc. But I haven’t weighed in on up to the minute changes in part because they’re changing fast and because the journalists who follow this are doing… Read more
Over the past few days, I’ve published a couple of posts wherein I’ve tried to noodle over how we got to this moment in health care reform. Here, I’d like to add a few observations from that and other debates and ask whether there’s something important and potentially positive going on in the current political… Read more