Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Health Care

Billionaire Mort Zuckerman is hardly a liberal icon, though his concern for middle class economic issues isn't new, so it's encouraging to see him join the club on health care:

If there is one single source of risk our policymakers must tackle, it is health insurance. We must not muddle on, a band-aid here and a band-aid there. We must find some way to provide universal health insurance, especially to cover all children. This is one of the critical reasons that Americans are nervous and no longer believe that the next generation will be better off.

The deep disquiet in this newly anxious American nation was evident in last month's midterm elections. Whichever party better focuses on healthcare will do a world of good for itself and the country.