Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Obama is Moving "Too Fast" on Health Insurance Reform

Here are all the Presidents of the USA who have attempted serious health insurance reform:



















That's a century's worth of Presidents ...

... a century of trying to split the baby between the public interest and business interests.

Is that gradual enough for you?

3 comments:

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Oh you know, it´s never a good time to face the really unpleasant aspects of our National character...best to keep singing God Bless America and beating back the unwashed rabble while simultaneously bitching about the extent to which greed ought be lawful...and who ought pay for the pots of gold stolen for the American ¨good¨, er exploited/encouraged, during the bush years. Unfortunately reality has left the station and it´s a bullet train...not pretty, the All American Dream turns into a Nightmare for White Supremists and their fundamentalist/facist Christian pals.

Anonymous said...

If you watch cable news at all, you've seen the ads for “health care reform”, now being called “health insurance reform”. “It is an interesting subtle switch in language”. Mike Oliphant runs a small Utah health insurance website http://www.BenefitsManager.net and http://www.dentalinsuranceutah.net whom deals with people day to day struggling to find affordable coverage. “I think it’s important to not understate the huge difference in meaning between “health insurance reform” and “health care reform”. Let’s not lose focus on the need to reform a broken health care system which includes not only health insurance carriers but also billing practices of medical providers. Why isn’t TORT reform part of the national discussion? Studies show that alone could lower costs by 15% for both the medical professionals and health insurance carriers (Humana). Perhaps the federal government should take notice of what Utah has accomplished with first step of health insurance reform and promises for reform in the medical provider arena. Several interesting changes took place with the passage of H.B. 188. House Speaker Clark has championed the need for change while recognizing the experience of the private health insurance sector. To see more about this visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/utah_health_insurance/health_care_reform/prweb2614544.htm

Counterlight said...

Sorry, Anonymous, but tort reform, while perhaps necessary, is not a substitute for substantial insurance reform.

If I had my way, it would be Medicare available for everybody.