Saturday, November 28, 2009

To your health

The right-wing opposes the health care bill because it might be good.

But, you know, it could be a whole lot better - it could save hundreds of billions of dollars and cover everyone if it were a single-payer plan, just as an example.

Fair enough to point out that the arguments the right is making range from crazy-wackadoodle to outright lying (or, usually, a mixture of both).

But whichever way you look at it, there are so many ways to improve this (otherwise pretty crappy) bill.

And that's not even counting the real left-wing option, which is a fully nationalized system such as Britain's very good National Health Service, which costs Britain's taxpayers far, far less than Americans pay in taxes to maintain our own country's commercial health care disaster.

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