Friday, October 16, 2009

The Real Lesson from Health Care Reform - The Language of Morals

If we are to actually win and secure healthcare for all, it is precisely the moral argument that needs to be front and center.

via Huffington Post, by William A. Smith

In my decade-plus of working in Washington on policy matters, I've followed more bills than I care to remember. But this time around, the healthcare reform debate strikes me as different. Maybe it is what it says about what we as a people value...or don't. With the Senate Finance Committee having finally voted out a bill that seems the source of consternation for many, a fundamental lesson is emerging from the entire spectacle that warrants our attention.

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1 comment:

  1. My younger brother Jeff is the shame of the Degan family. He not only lives in France, he actually likes it there. He has a French wife and two gorgeous little French daughters. Honestly I think the guy is a closet commie. Back in August, in a letter to his fellow countrymen and women regarding health care, he ended it by saying:

    "In short, in the US, you pay more, get less, and die younger than we do in Europe. What part of that don't you understand?"

    Well, hey there! That's a danged good question! What part of that don't we understand? Why is it that so many of us have to be dragged, kicking and screaming like half-witted little preschoolers, into the brave new world of change? What the hell is the matter with us anyway? How can it be that such a huge number of Americans cheerfully join movements of mass stupidity and salivate on cue to the sound of Dr. Glenn "Pavlov" Beck's bell? It kind of ma
    Goshen, NYkes you wonder, huh?

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY


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