Friday, June 15, 2007

Edwards Addresses Health Care

It's not single-payer, or national health care, but the proposals John Edwards is poised to make, as reported by the ABC News website, to reduce the cost of health care are a good start. Presumably, a)removing patents for companies that develop breakthrough drugs; b)offering cash incentives for companies to produce those drugs; and c)requiring companies to spend on health care a certain percentage of those premiums would reduce the cost of health care. Senator Obama also has addressed the need to reduce health care costs, as will the Republican candidates, eventually. However, their proposals will, not coincidentally, look a lot like efforts to enrich the private sector and drive up costs to consumers. A similarly bold prediction: the Oakland Raiders will not win the next Super Bowl.

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