There seem to be two groups that benefit most from maintaining the status quo in our health care system: for-profit insurance companies and lawyers. To address the former, it’s fairly clear that we need a government-run, non-profit, insurance option in order to guarantee coverage for all Americans. Understandably, this solution has been the focus of […]
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Although I support a single-payer system, or at least a public option, in health care reform, I admit that there are probably reasonable arguments against them. So why aren’t we hearing any? Instead, we’re inundated by ludicrous claims that Obama will institute “death panels” and so on. Sharon Begley at Newsweek provides some interesting analysis […]
As a progressive, I believe that there is still fundamental progress to be made in many areas in the United States, including gay rights, religious tolerance, environmental care, worldwide conflict resolution, and so on. As such, most of my writing on this blog and elsewhere tends to focus on what we could do better. I […]
My mother had a great letter published today in the Santa Barbara News Press. Viewing it online requires a login, so here’s the full text:
John McCain’s tax credit of $5000 for health insurance is a drop in the bucket. My husband and I pay $1200 a month for self-employed health insurance premiums. That amounts to […]