Saturday, August 01, 2009

Health care deform stalled, thank goodness

I'm hardly crying in my (more interesting than Obama's) beer that the Obama-Democratic-congress effort to further nationalize health care in this country is stalled. As this Register editorial explains, the more people learned about what various bills had in mind, the less eager many Americans are to see the politicians and bureaucrats do a makeover -- at least a quick and comprehensive one.

This earlier Register editorial had some suggestions for constructive reform, including allowing more Health Savings Accounts. Tort reform to reduce the cost of medical malpractice suits that contribute to the practice of defensive medicine would also be helpful. In case you're interested, here's a link to the entire 1018-page bill the House Energy and Commerce Committee, after much huffing and puffing, passed on Friday. Most congresscritters probably won't read it, I suspect.

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