Reports are circulating on the internet that, at least, Obama will not eliminate private insurance, and that he may be willing to drop government control altogether, in exchange for non-profit health cooperatives.
Sounds good to me. The operative issue, to borrow a term from the Left, is *choice*. If the federal government controls health care, we don’t have a choice. It doesn’t matter which, if any, of our fears are involved in the current plan–abortion, contraception, euthanasia, etc.–what matters is that, once the government controls health care, and has a monopoly, we won’t have the choice. We won’t have the power of the market to stop practices we don’t agree with.
Pro-lifers and Republicans need to jump on this opening. We really need to say, “Yes. This we’ll go for” on the co-operatives thing.
We do need healthcare reform, and this would be an option that improves the insurance situation without giving it over to the government. It still isn’t the best solution to healthcare, but it’s a start.
I honestly have to wonder sometimes, being the naive person that I can be (I alternative between naivete and cynicism), whether this was his plan all along? I sometimes wonder who this guy is really lying to.