If delivery of U.S. mail is a problem, imagine the delivery of U.S. healthcare.
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The American people don’t trust the government to manage their health because their experiences with the federal government have largely been off-putting. Add to that the fact that less than 20%, according to a Gallup poll, perceive the healthcare system is in a state of crisis and that most Americans rate the quality of the healthcare they receive, and even their healthcare coverage, as excellent or good. Then, try to convince the people across America, 70% of which think the economy is our top problem, that we should spend more money to fix what ain’t broke.
While policymakers in Washington figure out how to craft and sell a plan, the rest of America is worried about keeping their jobs and making their house payments. They are worried about their children’s education — both now and how they will pay for it as their children grow older. Paying for healthcare is important to them — money is not free, as it seems to be in Washington sometimes.
Americans across the country have had nothing but bad experiences with poorly run government programs and agencies that operate at a high cost for little benefit. Why should they believe healthcare will be any different?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?