Be Careful What You Wish For

Bells rang out across the land. The people, freed from centuries of oppression by a feudal system of health care, rushed into village streets, banging drums and shaking tambourines. Thirty-two million people, in one voice, wept with gratitude as their redemptive leader read them the new order. No longer would they be at the mercy of avaricious insurance companies. No longer would anyone reject them for a prior medical condition or their age; no longer would a citizen's income dictate whether or not he or she could see a doctor.That certainly is the reaction Barack Obama is longing for today as he sets his pen to the most important change to national health care since Lyndon Johnson's landmark Medicare legislation forty-five years ago.There are plenty of people around the world who are declaring that it's about time. After all, Germany introduced government-sanctioned sickness and accident insurance as long ago...(Read Full Article)