Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

Now is not then

I wanted to know why today it is hard to imagine the Democrats not passing some kind of major healthcare initiative, whereas in 1993 the whole thing fizzled out. So I thought, well, the initiative was something Bill Clinton wanted to create, but it just wasn’t all that popular. So I thought some more, and remembered that at the time the problem being discussed was that there were so many uninsured, and the underlying reason why reform wasn’t very popular was that the uninsured were both numerically and socially a minority.

OTOH now the main problem is that the healthcare is too damn expensive and the country is going to go bankrupt, unless we do something.

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