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Sunday, January 28, 2007


The President is working at making changes to healthcare in the US. But can there be a real solution to healthcare by tinkering with a system based on employer benefits? We are the only major country that provides healthcare in this fashion. One of the obvious problems is the issue of employers reducing coverage because of cost. So what happens then? And with the nature of jobs changing in the US, how do we accurately predict where healthcare will go in the future? I'm not so sure that there is a real fix until we look at a blank template and start from there. America is ready for a New Deal again and I think it would be worthy to include healthcare in that package. For that matter, mass transit, fair taxing and education reform would be good to include as well. Some things just aren't working as well as they should be. Our politicians should recognize this and instead of applying patchwork politics, promote real innovation and change.

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