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The Real Health Reform Debate Starts Here
The Health Care Blog

For the past five years our political leaders have pretended to be engaged in a great debate about the U.S. healthcare system. The President offered his vision for health reform. The Republicans offered a far less ambitious alternative and otherwise attempted to block any reform.

Both sides claimed that their proposals would solve the problems of access and cost containment while the other side’s approach would accomplish nothing or worse. Neither side suggested that there could be any possible downsides to their promises of rainbows and ponies for every American.