Friday, March 26, 2010

Health and care in America | Sheila Liaugminas | Friday, 26 March 2010

What went down in the House of Representatives last weekend was politics first and healthcare - well, let’s see.

Nearly everybody agreed that health care reform was badly needed and long overdue in the U.S. That’s where agreement ended. Politics took over as competing views of ethical and moral medicine in America collided in the halls of Congress and in public debates over months of townhall meetings centered on how government is functioning, and what constitutes the common good.

Leaving aside the “Obama can do nothing good” and the “Republicans are the party of NO” arguments, the story of what happened in American health care this week and what it means going forward deserves good scrutiny. Read more.

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