Friday, October 22, 2010

Daschle on Health Reform: Defunding is a Real Threat

Read an interview with Tom Daschle, in which he explains the threat of defunding.

I think, though, that in the give-and-take of politics and public policy making, it’s important to ask: What’s the alternative? What do we do if we don’t do this? And can we come up with a better way? No one claims to have the right answer, or the right solution, right down the line. In each one of the questions involving public policy and health today, in this legislation, and this act.

At the end of the day, the question is: How do we find ways to improve it? Not repeal it. We know the status quo is unacceptable. We know that we can’t do what we were doing for the last 20 years without serious repercussions regarding cost access and quality. We’ve got to find ways to make this better. I think this legislation is a good framework to do so.


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