Dec
01
2008

The Media's Healthcare Debate

Two disappointing reports in major newspapers on the healthcare debate. In the Los Angeles Times, Noam Levey writes ("Consensus Emerging on Universal Healthcare") that the momentum for real change is obvious in Washington–but that it only goes so far: The idea of a federal, single-payer system patterned on those in Europe and Canada, long a dream of the political left, is now virtually off the table. One might well reach such a conclusion if you only talked to the people Levey quoted in his article: -"Karen Ignagni, president of America's Health Insurance Plans, or AHIP, a leading trade group whose […]