Rudy Park (12/19/09)

Following the heath care debate in Congress has been frustrating for me, so much so that I’m tempted to tune out entirely. What bothers me is not the direction of the bill so much as the process of crafting it. A new government-run entity that will compete with private insurers? Allowing people age 55 and older to purchase coverage through Medicare? These are significant proposals that have cycled in and out of the bill not on merit, but as a means to secure votes. At this late hour, it seems like the strategy of Congressional leaders is not to craft a bill that will improve our health care system, but to craft a bill that will win the support of holdout Senators and that strikes me as incredibly distasteful.

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