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How to jumpstart healthcare reform?

Kristof gets this one right:

About 15 percent of Americans have no health insurance, according to the Census Bureau. Another 8 percent are underinsured, according to the Commonwealth Fund, a health policy research group. So I propose that if health reform fails this year, 15 percent of members of Congress, along with their families, randomly lose all health insurance and another 8 percent receive inadequate coverage.

Congressional critics of President Obama’s efforts to achieve health reform worry that universal coverage will be expensive, while their priority is to
curb social spending. So here’s their chance to save government dollars in keeping with their own priorities.

Those same critics sometimes argue that universal coverage needn’t be a top priority because anybody can get coverage at the emergency room. Let them try that with their kids.

And when the politicians do finally get around to CYA... They darned well should be included in the same pools the rest of us with better Dead Peasants Insurance Policies than our non-existent or underfunded healthcare insurance have to suffer through.

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Re: How to jumpstart healthcare reform?

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