jacob s. hacker, one of those brilliant think tank types has written a book ,the great risk shift, spells out what exactly is going on in this country, explains how universal healthcare can give a "leg up" to the ailing middle class. a must read.
here is a link to a page that breaks down his views .
ideas for reform:
universal insurance enhancing economic security to promote opportunity
the assault on american jobs, families, health care and retirement and how to fight back.
america' leaders say the economy is strong and getting stronger.but ordinary americans aren't buying it. they see what the rosy statisitcs hide:we are stuggling under the weight of terrifying economic instability. no matter how well educated and hard working we are, we know that the bottom can fall out at any moment.
( prophetic, considering whats going on in the stock market the last few days, huh?)
the change should begin with health care, the epicenter of economic insecurity for millions of hardworking americans. health reform doesnt have to be complicated, just effective. let every employer and worker have a choice: buy insurance through the private sector, or buy it through medicare.