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Health Reform — temperatures rising

Health Reform — temperatures rising

Remember Monte Hall and Let’s Make a Deal?  Behind No. 1,  door No. 2 or door No. 3.   Behind door No. 1  is the path to political nirvana — health Care reform.  Behind door No. 2 is political hell — socialized medicine.  And behind door No. 3 is — a mirror.   Somewhat facetiously stated.  What is the mirror all about?   It is — you and I.   A collective look at ourselves and how we can decide make a better future.   Remember, that was the Woodstock dream.   A new nation.

We need to seriously contemplate our devolving state of health and well being.

fat man at refirgerator

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Health Care reform: shifting sands

Health Care reform: shifting sands

Watch the bouncing ball.  In an earlier post I cautioned my gentle readers to keep your eye on the ball.  A difficult task.

What is the goal?

The goal started with a political strategy and calculation based on a lofty ideal.  Cover everybody.  It is becoming clearer to more people that coverage alone does not guarantee access nor quality.   Does universal coverage remain the goal?  Or universal access?  At what cost?

Now the debate shifts even more subtly  to insurance reform.  That is probably where the debate should have started.   Remember, I cautioned in some previous posts that the insurance giants and Big Pharma will not lose.  They are the Titans that no one wanted to challenge.

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