Monday, April 03, 2006

Universal Health Care

A local non-medical blogger comments on universal health care.  With any luck, the issue will gain greater visibility, and become more important in the upcoming election cycle.  Note that health care was considered an important issue in the last election, ranking in the top five in the polls.  The problem was, the top issue (national security) seemed to trump everything else.  That was, frankly, a reflection of the narrow-mindedness of the electorate.  Health care policy is going to affect more lives than the war on terrorism ever will, so it really is a part of the security issue.  I mean, the whole point of national security is to prevent premature death.  That happens to be the whole point of the health care system, too.