Wednesday, September 9, 2009
"Triggers" and "Co-ops"
I'm for universal, affordable health care (and I'm not talking you get dropped if you miss a payment). Triggers sounds like a number of people lose their health care before anything is done, and co-ops will not work unless they are not-for-profit and have bargaining power. The health insurance industry tends to like co-ops because they will be easier to compete against than a public option. Why a single-payer system was so controversial, or expanding Medicare, I don't know. Maybe it's our priorities, i.e. being too complacent about the money we spend on foreign wars to take care of ourselves.