Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thought for the Day

All right wing solutions for social and economic ills are punitive.

From an exchange over at Mimi's blog:

...preventive care assumes people take active responsibility for their own health. Former smoker have done this. People who lose weight and keep it off do this. That and the streamlining / reduction of duplications in medical record keeping are not "sine qua nons" of "universal care" or any government subsidized health insurance scheme. They can be accomplished by other means. . .even Newt Gingrich has regularly advocated these reforms. Nothing new here. . .and nothing that necessarily links them with a government takeover of the health insurance industry. Again, real health care reform begins not with government subsidizing insurance or tinkering with it, but with cost containment.


susan s. said...

Living proof that Lieberman isn't the only dick out there!

Unknown said...

Amen, Susan! (So frustrating!)