Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Not on the table
Apparently, the concept of a national health insurance plan, with fees paid by a single payer, is politically unacceptable in Washington, D.C. My question is: Why? It seems it least a potential solution. But what has happened is single-payer advocates are being shut out of Congressional hearings, even though the President at one time endorsed single-payer (as recent as 2003). Perhaps Mr.Obama (and his fellow Democrats) have been taking lots of campaign contributions from the health insurance industry. (That's a polite way to say they've been bought off). As Jerry Seinfeld used to say, "What's the deal?"