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Not Defending The Status Quo

by Patrick Appel

Philip Giraldi of The American Conservative feels that many health care reform opponents are out of touch with victims of the current system. He's self-employed and unable to afford decent insurance:

There is something very wrong with the current system which, I think, can be fixed without nationalization by improving access to what already exists.  For what it’s worth, I know of a fairly large number of people my age more-or-less who are in health insurance limbos very similar to ours.  They have fallen in the huge crack between employer provided group health plans and medicare  and are now finding themselves either with no insurance or insurance that covers nothing and still costs many hundreds of dollars per month.  It really is an uncaring system that only concerns itself with the bottom line.

E.D. Kain follows up.