Wyden-Bennett Vs. Single Payer: Fundamentally Different Views Of Health Care Reform
Kilgore writes that “sorting out these differences in ideology and perspective is, in my opinion, essential to the progressive political project.” I’m persuaded that acknowledging the existence and principled nature of this difference of opinion may be crucial. But I think the solution is less to sort them out, than to simply problematize the distinction. At the end of the day, no matter what people think they think, nobody remotely sensible actually holds a pure strain of either of these views.
This is absolutely true. Take health care for instance. No one who is for the public insurance program approach opposes the "regulatory reform model" because their ideology leads them there. They are skeptical that it will work. They believe that the government insurance model is the reform that will work for the U.S. Not the regulatory model (and certainly not the regulatory model proposed by the current bill.) More . ..
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