A continuation of the discussion on Healthcare Reform -- promoted by roxy
Although I support a single-payer health system, I believe that the step-by-step approach discussed by Tom Daschle in his book, What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis, written in collaboration with Scott S.Greenberger and Jeanne M. Lambrew, the probably a better approach to achieving it than that of the Conyers bill (HR 676). Daschle's proposal would allow for a mix of private and public insurance, with strong regulatory controls.
It is astonishing to read a speech Harry Truman made to a joint session of Congress in an unsucessful attempt to get legislation passed that would mandate universal health care. It could have been made today.