Sick and Wrong. How Washington is screwing up health care reform – and why it may take a revolt to fix it


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Health Care Crisis

Rolling Stone has a shockingly truthful article, Sick and Wrong,  about our current health care debate by author, Matt Taibbi.     

America’s disastrous health care system is responsible for incalculable amounts of illness, death, lost productivity and federal deficit — not to mention anxiety, anger and disgrace. And it’s not going to get fixed, writes Matt Taibbi in the new issue of Rolling Stone, because it’s encased in another failed system: the U.S. government. Rather than attempt to remedy the problem this summer, our government sat down and demonstrated its dizzying ineptitude. “We might look back on this summer someday and think of it as the moment when our government lost us for good,” writes Taibbi. “It was that bad.”      Read entire  article at this   LINK

Taibbi breaks down the five steps Congress took to be sure no bill would pass — aiming low, gutting the public option, packing it with loopholes, providing no leadership and blowing the math — in his story, which is available on stands now. In a series of video interviews for RollingStone.com, Taibbi explores one of our system’s most severe flaws, explains how the government wedged itself into an awkwardly damning position, and looks at how the proposed bill would change the ordinary American’s life. Perhaps the biggest flaw in the American health care system is that 31 percent of costs are associated with administration and paperwork. Here Taibbi examines the easiest way to eliminate the red tape:    Video interviews with Matt Taibbi after the article was written       LINK  

Oj Readers,  Terry Crowley and I don’t agree on much, but we DO agree that this article is EXCELLENT.   I think Terry and I  can also agree that when politicians gets involved things can really go bad, really quick and really royally.   We might need to revolt.   This whole thing is starting to stink the place up!  Leave it to Rolling Stone to serve up an article that has something for everyone.



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