I've been hearing about how important health care reform is. Our leaders can't seem to agree on what exactly needs to be reformed...but something has to be done and done quickly. Now, no one wants their name attached to reform, but they still want it done. Today, Erica Werner of the Associated Press, writes that "Democrats defended plans to push massive health care legislation through the house without a direct vote". If health care reform is so urgent and important, then why doesn't anyone want their name attached to it?

The article goes on to say"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to shield lawmakers from having to vote directly on the Senate passed health care bill because it's unpopular with House Democrats". All I can say is WTF! Health care represents 16% of our GDP and our government is going to pass a reform bill that is unpopular and no one wants their name on it. Can you explain to me why we are in this fiscal and economic mess? Sounds like a sourcing project that is politically based with no specification. Have you ever been involved in one of those? Do they even know what is in the bill? Has anyone read it? How much will it cost? Why bother. You and your future generations will kick in for the tab.
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  1. Here is the link to my live interview with Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Jacobson: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jon-hansen/2010/03/18/thought-leaders-segment-health-care-reform-with-matt-jacobson

    Here is an excerpt of some of the "interesting" questions that I will be asking:

    Host Comment: In an August 27th, 2009 article in HealthCare Finance News titled "Healthcare reform's deeper problems" by David Kibbe, MD, MBA and Brian Klepper they indicated that the reform debate has "highlighted how American governance is broken and the difficulty of addressing our national problems."

    They cited the following in terms of how the process is broken; "Take, for example, whether healthcare is in crisis at all. Conservative commentators argue that America's health system is fine, that our excellent care simply costs more than other countries' poorer quality, and that most uninsured's can afford coverage. They ask why we should revamp a great system for the two or three percent of Americans who get less."

    • Based on the statistics referenced in the ARRP article indicating that 47 million Americans don’t have insurance, mostly because it’s unaffordable or unavailable" is the healthcare system broken and, are present reforms addressing the interests of only 2 to 3 percent of the American population? (Note: according to July 2009 data, there are 309,006,550 people currently living in the United States this would mean that only 9.2 million people according to Kibbe and Klepper are without insurance. That is a considerably lower number than the ARRP's 47 million number, which represents a little more than 15% of the population.)

    • Why is there such a large discrepancy in terms of the estimated number of uninsured Americans?

    • Of even greater importance, especially taking into account my series on the over-prescription through Medicaid of anti-psychotic drugs to children between the ages of 3 and 17 years old, what is the quality of health care overall in the United States?