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Friday, May 11, 2007

Health care for everyone

This sounds good:
Rep. Brian Baird will introduce a sweeping health care reform bill in the U.S. House this year that aims to ensure universal private health insurance for every American.

The Healthy Americans Act, introduced in the Senate this year by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has bipartisan sponsorship in that chamber. And Baird, a Vancouver Democrat, said Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, a Missouri Republican, has agreed to co-sponsor the House version.
As Baird suggests, health care is killing businesses, large and small. And as he also points out, it won't be easy to reform, but we have to do it. Cue the insurance industry screams about "socialized medicine" in five, four, three, two...

"Harry, we're getting old now and the Defeatocrats want to socialize our medicine....Stuff it, Louise, if we hadn't lied back in '93 maybe we wouldn't a lost all our assets when I broke my hip. Now pass the oatmeal, I need to get outside and patch up the FEMA trailer."

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