The Health Care Bill

What I would like to see someday (not likely to happen in my lifetime, though) is a completely socialized system, where, if you have a problem, you go to a doctor and it’s taken care of, and that’s it. That’s the way it should be. Nobody should get rich from practicing medicine. The bill they ended up with was the best they were going go get—and they barely got that. So to anybody from the Left who thinks this was a sellout: Please be real. Occasionally there are times when you can make sweeping overhaul. But real progress usually comes in steps.

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7 Responses to “The Health Care Bill”

  1. JD Says:

    Let’s not stop at medicine. No one should get rich, period.

  2. Tracy Glomski Says:

    “The richer a society, the more impossible it becomes to do worthwhile things without immediate payoff.” –E.F. Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful

  3. Rob Phillips Says:

    Hopefully you will be able to experience the same health care benefits that we have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed in Canada for years. No one, but especially those citizens in the western or so called ‘developed’ world, should have to choose between their health or bankruptcy.

  4. Shelley Says:

    ” Nobody should get rich from practicing medicine.”

    Those nobodies shouldn’t be saddled with gigantic education bills then either.

    • markbittner Says:

      I entirely agree. We need to work this out. But it requires an entirely new approach to life and making a living, which I’m certainly in favor. But the changes are not imminent.

  5. Tracy Glomski Says:

    There’s an excellent discussion on this topic today at Philip Brewer’s WiseBread blog:

    “Health Care Reform: Good for People Like Me”

    I’ll be curious to see how the reform works over the long run. The recession ate my husband’s job last year, and our subsidized COBRA plan expires in December. Since his new livelihood doesn’t include employer-sponsored health insurance, and I’m self-employed, we’ll start shopping for high deductible options in a few months.

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