My esteemed colleague over at The Angry Pharmacist put up an excellent post a few days ago. I want to direct everyone's attention over to it. He makes some valid points and backs them up with reasonable arguments, and I think it's worth reading.
What makes health care reform so hard, and so scary, is stupidity on both sides.
I missed this story when it first came out, but my awesome reader Lisa was kind enough to send it to me.
Basically a firm called Public Policy Polling surveyed 900 voters here in the USA, asking them if the government should stay out of Medicare.
To my horror, 39% said "Yes"! So, more than a third of eligible voters are entirely unaware that Medicare IS a government program, and always has been.
This poll cut across a frighteningly broad swath of income and education.
At least I get blog material from them.
And a great big DR. GRUMPY THANK YOU TO MY READER LISA K. for bringing this to my attention.