I keep reading that the bad healthcare bill we're getting is better than the status quo because its deficiencies can be corrected as time goes on. This leaves me with one question and one concern:
What makes us think we can tweak this plan in the future any more easily than we could have affected the status quo down the line? With such gutless measures, with continuing endless wars,and with no end in sight to withering employment and collapsing incomes, I foresee the return of a brainless demogogue to the White House in 2012 in the form of Sarah Palin. For we seem to have elected a great orator and great compromiser to the presidency when what we needed was a great leader.
My concern with awaiting corrections to this health bill in the future is that people will keep getting sick and dying as time goes on, too, because they have no coverage they can pay for.
Dec 28 2009 - 9:31pm