More on Health Care “Reform”

17:45 Thu 17 Dec 2009
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I wrote about this in early November, and I think things have only deteriorated since then… from a fairly bad starting point.

Arthur Silber has another take on it, and Who is IOZ also covers it.

Not for the first time, I think that there’s just no way to get anything meaningful done either without serious popular action or without reforming how American politics works at a fundamental level

I’m less and less inclined to think that a positive outpouring of popular political activism will occur, so I’m now inclined to think that it’s marginally more likely that attempts to reform things might have a shot, eventually. I vacillate between thinking that Change Congress can get somewhere and laughing at that thought as hopelessly naive.

One Response to “More on Health Care “Reform””

  1. Tom Degan Says:

    I don’t know what kind of health care reform will come out of this session, but I strongly suspect it won’t be much. There is, however a silver lining behind this very dark cloud. I am reminded of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Don’t be embarrassed if you’ve never heard of it, there really isn’t a hell of a lot to remember about it; a mere pittance, really – a scrap of leftovers tossed out to “American Negros” (in the parlance of the age) in order to appease them. But it made the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – the one we remember – all-the-more easier seven years later.

    We’ll live to fight another day.


    Tom Degan

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