Ooo, Good Question!

2 comments June 15th, 2005at 09:29am Posted by Eli

Letter to the NYT about Krugman’s national healthcare column:

I find Paul Krugman’s column disturbing. If 72 percent of Americans want a national health insurance program but insurance companies have the power to override that majority, what does that say about the health of our democracy?

I wish that question applied only to healthcare, but it seems like it applies to, well, pretty much everything these days.

Entry Filed under: Elections,Politics,Polls,Wankers

2 Comments

  • 1. oldwhitelady  |  June 15th, 2005 at 7:19 pm

    It doesn’t say much for the health of democracy! It says a lot for the health of the insurance companies, though. They don’t want it, they are the fat cats, they get what they want. To hell with the public.

  • 2. Eli  |  June 15th, 2005 at 7:31 pm

    Not just the insurance companies, although that’s the example on display here. But there are all kinds of corporate and special interests who have a much greater say than any of us – remember bankruptcy and tort “reform”? Or how the Medicare bill didn’t allow the government to seek discounts from the pharma companies?


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