From T.R. Reid's piece in yesterday's Washington Post exposing the myths undermining the argument for American health care reform:
In other words, no country with national health care allows private for-profit insurance companies to profit from the provision of basic health care.
Don't you think that prohibition, in and of itself, would slash the obscenely high cost of health care in this country by 20%?
The private insurance companies in Germany, the Netherlands, Japan and Switzerland don't seem to have a problem with the "no profit" rule on basic health care. Why then should America's private insurers?
So, President Obama, there's your message --get the profit out of basic health care! Start with that and leave behind the incessant chatter about public options and health co-ops.
Maybe that will break the stalemate in the House and the Senate.