February 28, 2010
Is the US healthcare system really broken?
The error the Republicans have made on the issue of healthcare is not that they haven't vigorously opposed the Democrats and the President, nor is it that the Republicans have failed to provide a "vision" or alternative plan of their own. The Republicans mistake is in having adopted the Democrats statement of the problem being healthcare itself.How many times have we heard the Republicans, even the newest Senator, express agreement with the proposition that "the healthcare system is broken?"By accepting the Democrat's definition of the issue uncritically the Republicans have, they permitted their opposition to frame the debate and to define the battle space.But the initial question has not been asked. Is the American health care system broken? By skipping over the question and assuming the result have the Democrats created a "crisis" where none exists and have the Republicans missed the point?Let's check out a few things. First, the health care system...(Read Full Post)