Monday, August 31, 2009
Health Care Reform's 1971 Death Panel
Reflecting on President Nixon's Ted Kennedy-scuttled national health insurance plan in 1971, Paul Krugman criticizes today's right-wing ideologues (for opposing such reforms now) with nary a word of direct criticism of yesterday's left wing ideologues (for making them impossible then). That crazy swinging pendulum! The San Jose Mercury News also weighed in on Kennedy's refusal to work with Nixon.