Sunday, June 11, 2006

This is a pretty good rundown of reasons to support national healthcare. It also covers why people insist on calling it "socialized medicine". As far as I'm concerned, you can call it Willemina Flibbertygibbet if it trips your trigger, as long as you treat this as a serious problem deserving of serious thought. Healthcare is seriously FUBARed in this country right now, to the point where people are too scared to change jobs, start a business, or be self-employed, because they can't afford health care if they do, and they're taking whatever crappy job they can find, as long as it comes with health insurance.

Entrepeneurship is the single most effective path to wealth in this country, and the one that also creates the most wealth for other people. And lack of health care coverage is the single biggest barrier to entrepeneurship. We've got to fix this.

4 comments:

Moreena said...

Thanks for the link.

Joerg and I are waiting anxiously to see what Michael Moore does with his next film on healthcare in this country. Not that Michael Moore has the best tactics for convincing conservatives to change their minds, but anyway.

Mike said...

Thanks back. I use the economic case for health care reform a lot because I think it's persuasive to folks of all political leanings, and it's hard to dismiss. But the human argument is the most persuasive to me personally, and stories like Joerg and yours are a big part of that.

So who are you guys rooting for in the World Cup?

Moreena said...

I am rooting for it to be over.

I can't speak for Joerg, and doubt that I can ask him a question over all the whooping and hollering.

Moreena said...

And you're right, that the economic case is one that should be more appealing to opponents.