Health Care Reform on a Postcard

Health Care Reform on a Postcard

Newt Gingrich disingenuously says a thousand-page congressional bill on health care reform is too long, as if other major congressional bills are any shorter.

5326 words. That’s the length of President Obama’s address to Congress Tuesday night. Is that too long for citizens to read?  If so, try these six sentences:

America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system. Walter Cronkite

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Millions of our citizens do not now have a full measure of opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health. Millions do not have protection or security against the economic effects of sickness. The time has arrived for action to help them attain that opportunity and that protection. President Harry S. Truman

Comprehensive health insurance is an idea whose time has come in America. President Richard M. Nixon


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