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That would be the same Shawn Tully who wrote this piece in March of 2008 entitled, “Why McCain Has the Best Health-Care Plan.”
Yup - no bias there.....
But I found an interesting article rebutting many of Tully's points right here:
Thanks for the links! As I said, there's a lot of conflicting information out there.
I'll be reading Foley's article more in-depth; I get the sense in my quick read that Foley makes a good case for why we need reform. My concern is understanding the what our legislators are proposing as reform and what the unintended consequences could be.
I am recently laid-off from a healthcare organization after working there nearly 30 years in the IT department. While no where near perfect, I experienced first-hand how the company had to fix a lot of ills due to competition and has become better for it: more efficient and better service orientation. As part of my retiree benefits I'm lucky to have health coverage. So I am concerned about the portions of the proposals that will change how my healthcare could be impacted. Changes I will have no choice about. And from what I can understand all healthplans would have to adhere to. Therefore, it would seem that competition would be stifled as all plans would look the same.
Lastly, I live in California. Yeah, the state with so much in natural resources, yet we chronically have high deficits. So, I have low faith in our elected officials to do much right. It concerns me that decisions about healthcare will become politicized...
Anyway, again thanks for the links. Much to absorb.