Below is a piece from a listener to my radio program, “Facts Matter,” aired on KSCO 1080 AM. Sundays 11AM-1PM. (Also on the Internet.) He is Peter G.
My own response (JD’s) on Peter G’s piece is in a comment appended to this piece.
Your position on the health care debate, which I know you are sick of, fascinates me, although I don’t fully understand it. I remember one day on your show many months ago you did address the fact that France has a reasonably effective form of universal health care, a “fact” that the World Health Organization seems to confirm. As a well-traveled American, I take the position that western European style socialized medicine, while not perfect, is the best system this sad planet has come up with to date.
But lately I only hear you rail against Obama and liberals who at least are holding the ugliness of American health care up to the mirror, and trying to address the “fact” that privatized medicine doesn’t seem to be working as well as socialized medicine.
So putting the petty peeves of American politics aside for a moment, and knowing what we know about health care on both sides of the Atlantic, the question is, how do we move forward? What would Jacques do?