Politics and US Health Care do we dare put them in the same room together?
By Melvin J. Howard
When I got a news feed this weekend that Gov. Sarah Palin said that Senator Obama proposes a universal, government-run program. Number one it alarmed me number two that’s not what I read in his health care plan. So ready to phone his campaign office and ask is this true CNN did it for me http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/04/fact-check-does-obama-back-a-universal-government-run-health-system Turns out that is not true Senator Obama proposes a structure that ensures everyone will be covered, not by a single government-run plan but by guaranteeing access to a mix of government and private plans. I think the Democrats understand that the vast majority of Americans are not ready to give up their private health insurance plans and that creates a political imperative to continue making private health insurance a part of any “unique American solution.” So lesson learned don’t make snap decisions in the middle of a political campaign get the facts. Wish that our politicians concentrated on the facts instead of making things up. That’s not politics its malice and I think it does more harm then good if your tying to make a political point. Because the next time you make a bold statement that was made from fiction instead of fact. People will start to ignore all of your statements.See also:
The Hidden Costs of Single Payer Health Insurance: A Comparison of the United States and Canada.