Andrew Sullivan opines in response to Ezra Klein:
It was one of my first epiphanies about most Americans: they believe in demanding and expecting the best from healthcare, not enduring and surviving the worst, because it is their collective obligation. Ah, I thought. This is how free people think and act. Which, for much of the left, is, of course, the problem. SOURCE
So what IS the best? I do not believe it is the system — socialized or not — as much as its “infrastructure” and premise. For example, the placement of preventative and diagnostic centers in neighborhoods. Ideas like a health peace corps.
When “health and human settlements” or “health and infrastructure” do not seem like weird-sounding phrases, I will cotton to discussions about health care that float above reality.
My hope is that as Obama considers infrastructure, he will think integrally, and build some models that suggest how a truly integral human settlement might work.