Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Critics of universal health care hate democracy

Poll after poll over a period of years show that the American public is dissatisfied with the current U.S. healthcare system, a dissatisfaction backed up by year after year of international comparison surveys, and those same polls say that the American public wants universal health care for all Americans, guaranteed by the federal government. Yet no Republican is willing to make such a guarantee, and only one Democratic candidate (Dennis Kucinich) is willing to make such a guarantee. The other Democratic candidates intend to either not have universal health care (Obama) or have an unrealistic plan to force Americans at gunpoint to buy private health insurance (Clinton, Edwards, Richardson).

How is it that we have arrived at this point, where the vast majority of candidates for the Presidency clearly hate democracy? Discuss.

-- Badtux the Healthcare Penguin