I told you so on healthcare
by Kent, Sun Jan 17, 2010 at 08:43:49 PM EST
Once again I am proven right in my belief that any kind of healthcare reform that changes the current system is impossible in this country. One reason is that 85% of people are happy with the current system and like their insurance. The other reason is that the insurance industry will always have a vice grip on Congress and will kill any kind of reform.
Democratic Presidential candidates need to stop promising healthcare reform because it simply cannot happen.
Hillary Clinton was wrong on the campaign trail for even offering a healthcare plan. She knew that any healthcare reform proposal will die in Congress. She went through it herself in 1994. She knows what happens when you try to reform healthcare and the results are not pretty.
Obama was just as bad for falling into her trap and promising reform. You dont promise something that is not possible.
Democrats need to simply start campaigning on small, doable things such as tax credits for the uninsured.
No more talking about healthcare reform, because our current system is here to stay and will be for the rest of our lives.
Deal with it.