All I want for Christmas is single payer health care
From the Tampa Bay Tribune:
In an era when our government has intervened on behalf of Citigroup and AIG and Freddy and Fannie and all those financial wizards on Wall Street, maybe we can bail out the tens of millions of Americans without having to count on auctions or widows' funds to pay for medical care.
Read the whole thing. It's terrific.
[T]he United States ranks last among comparable nations in preventable deaths and first in out-of-pocket costs, despite spending twice as much as anyone else on per capita health care.
But somehow, a whole lineup of liberal advocacy groups, policy wonks, media pundits and politicians have concluded there is a national "consensus" to fix this broken and dysfunctional health care system by expanding the private insurance system that created the disaster.
Well, why not? It certainly worked for Big Money!