Sunday, March 30, 2008

Depressing

I was among more than 26, 000 working Americans who recently participated in the AFL-CIO health care survey. The results are in and they aren't pretty.

What surprises me is not how many people are struggling with health care but the lame attempts our presidential hopefuls have made to address the issue. Both the Democratic nominees have plans which provide huge handouts to the insurance companies without making any significant changes to a broken system. And McCain, unsurprisingly, offers even less.

I can't imagine any of them has had to borrow the money to take a sick child to the doctor or try and determine when heart palpitations are bad enough to merit the years of debt incurred by an emergency room visit. I'll bet they'd pay a lot more attention if their cushy health benefits were slashed.

1 comment:

RedMolly said...

Yeah, but, y'know, socialism is bad. *headdesk*