Political Jousting

The election sure is increasing the spotlight on various health reform options — unfortunately I am less confident that the spotlight is illuminating the fundamental drivers or choices.   The last Presidential debate sure wasn’t helpful in educating or informing the viewers. Zeke Emanuel — a very smart and informed physician/researcher has been blogging over at…

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The language of rights applied to health in the U.S.

Last night there was a question in the Presidential Debate on whether healthcare should be a privilege, a right or a responsibility in the U.S.    McCain gave a nuanced answer — but said it was a responsibility and Obama said he considers it a right for U.S. residents since we are a wealthy society.    It…

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