stop calling government takeovers "reform"
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Submitted by Irwin Chusid (United States), Dec 25, 2016 18:01
Your column refers to Bill Clinton's "attempt at health care reform." I wish economically savvy pundits would stop calling Hillarycare (and the "Affordable" Care Act) "reform." That's a point of view, not a fact. "Reform" implies improvement. You could just as accurately call them health care "destruction." That's a different point of view, but one shared by millions who were repelled by the Clintons' attempted takeover, and by the millions who are convinced that the ACA has made and will continue to make health coverage worse than what it replaced. Calling it health care "reform" is a tacit buy-in to the PR of each plan's proponents. It's taking sides. If Hillary had won the presidency and tried to "improve" Obamacare by replacing it with Single Payer, would you call that "reform"?
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|Factual error [34 words]||Andrew Terhune||Dec 26, 2016 16:28|
|⇒ stop calling government takeovers "reform" [131 words]||Irwin Chusid||Dec 25, 2016 18:01|
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