Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Schwarzenegger Wants Universal Health Care for California: Welcome to the 21st Century, America

Hats off to Arny. It has taken a while, and a bunch of knuckle-draggers are probably still out there worried about the "Reds" being behind this, but finally one American state is moving in the right direction, the direction of humane treatment of people.

Japan has socialized health care, and it works. Not terrifically, but it works. People who need help get it. I walked into a dermatological clinic the other day for an infection that I had on finger, and walked out treated and medicated, all to the tune of around $20. There are problems, like the prescription of antibiotics for absolutely everything, but if old people on a fixed income need care, they get it. Unemployed people and their families don't have to walk around uninsured.

Welcome to the 21st century, California.

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