Thursday, February 25, 2010

Health Care Summit Theater

Will it accomplish anything? That's the real question. Can Obama make the debate move forward, or will it be theater and political grandstanding?

I will be watching, if for no other reason than that the summit is such an unusual political move. Given that health care reform has been up and down like a Kangaroo in the mating season, I have no prediction as to the outcome. I will be interested to see which rhetorical points each side chooses to focus on. Sadly, the whole process of health care reform has gotten stuck on "framing" rather than actually addressing the very real need to change our system.

We're a very strange country; we have no problem funding wars, but when it comes to taking care of our own people we talk about our deficit. It's a sick system.

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