Sunday, September 13, 2009

Health Care Reform: Let's Get Started

As self-employeds paying exhorbitant (north of $1,700/mo. for two) premiums monthy - - along with high deductibles and co-pays, but healthy enough to work seven days a week - - I'll be glad if a national health care reform proposal meets, say, 80% of a progressive's agendas and needs.

[Update: see the comment and response.]


The Sconz said...

What does 80 percent entail? Or rather, what would an 80 percent plan mean?

James Rowen said...

To The Sconz:

I meant 80% of a progressive health care reform proposal, so I will reword that. And my point is that in all political fights and negotiations, things get lost.

I'd hate to see Obama's presidency go onto the rocks over this one issue, though as I said in my post, I personally understand what is at stake.

Matt said...

Tell you what. I'll grant you the mandatory coverage, if you pass tort reform. I'll give you the exchanges/co-ops if you give up the mandatory coverages and restrictions on interstate policies. I'll give you an unelected board deciding Best Practices, you agree to reform the tax code into a simplified flat tax or adopt the FairTax.

See? Was that so hard?