Paul Krugman’s column yesterday in the NYTimes is important to read. He points out the un-American manner in which many are opposing health care via shouting down Members of Congress and even making death threats. He also points out that much of this is caused by people’s ignorance–many of the same people who maintain stoutly that government should not be in the health care business are happy participants in Medicare. But even more, he notes, is the fact that much of this opposition involves racism.
Some form of major change in health care is going to happen. It seems crucial that every one address this issue in a rational and civil manner so that the best plan possible–the most just and the most economically efficient–comes about.