Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One possible strategic error in the Obama reform

In his NYT essay Obama talks about making medicare more efficient.

I wonder why his team chose to tie insurance reform and access to any kind of changes to medicare. Politically, would it have been wiser to have kept the two topics completely separate? The problems of medicare are huge, but perhaps should have been addressed in year 2 or 3 of the administration.

We'll get something, but it will be another patch. We'll be back in 10 years.

Alas, a large portion of America seems to suffer from Stockholm syndrome. They prefer familiar misery to the terrors of hope.

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