Posted by: Mike P. | March 20, 2010

The Wrong Debate


As the ongoing debate over health care reform elicits strong views about the cost and whether taxpayers should cover the hefty cost…

This is why I hate the US healthcare debate. The topic being debated is almost always mischaracterized. So long as the poor are not dropping dead in the street, and generally, they are not, taxpayers are paying the hefty cost.

A far more intelligent debate would center around which taxpayers are going to pay, the circumstances they would pay, and better interventions that both help people and save money. I am talking about preventative health care, of course.

But that debate has long since been squashed in a deluge of propaganda presumably generated by talking heads funded by those who have the most to lose should we actually stop spending so much. The argument is so disgustingly stupid, I do not even like to think about it.

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  1. “But that debate has long since been squashed in a deluge of propaganda presumably generated by talking heads funded by those who have the most to lose should we actually stop spending so much. The argument is so disgustingly stupid, I do not even like to think about it.”
    – Agreed!


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