Head-in-the-sand 'solution' is killing GOP

Jack Bernard, Des Moines Register, July 16, 2012 We Republicans have ourselves to blame for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Our reaction to the Clinton health reform proposals in the early 1990s was to have conservative think tanks come up with a free competition model based on expansion of private insurance and Medicaid. That idea became Romneycare, which evolved into Obamacare. It is our baby, ugly or not. It is the height of hypocrisy for us now to criticize our own idea unless we have something better to replace it. And, the replacement needs to be comprehensive ... Head-in-the-sand

Bail Not

This article should be distributed widely. Although it is written by a Republican, targeting his fellow Republicans, if his party can understand this message, then the Democrats and others who bailed on Medicare for all should be able to understand it as well. - Don McCanne, MD, Physicians for a National Health Program