During the second day of debates at the Netroots Nation conference,
The Nation‘s Washington, DC editor Christopher Hayes talks about
progressives’ goals, point A, and their status quo, point B. He
compares
healthcare debate
now to going around the mountains (obstacles
to reform) instead of building a tunnel through them. Introducing a
single-payer healthcare system, Hayes points out, would be “putting a
tunnel through a very, very big mountain.”

While reform was possible in the times of the New Deal, it seems that
today Washington has lost the ability to find the shortest and most cost-effective way to get from
point A to point B.

Olga Razumovskaya

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