Difference between revisions of "The Health-Care Sacrifice"

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|quote="Mr. Obama is right that sticking with the status quo is a bad alternative, but he isn't leveling about the consequences of change. Take Mr. Obama's red pill-blue pill example. What if the pricey blue pill is actually better than the cheaper red one? What if it's better but just a little bit? What happens when a yellow pill comes along, costing twice as much as the blue? What happens if there's a new procedure that cures the ailment, but at an even bigger cost?"
|quote="Mr. Obama is right that sticking with the status quo is a bad alternative, but he isn't leveling about the consequences of change. Take Mr. Obama's red pill-blue pill example. What if the pricey blue pill is actually better than the cheaper red one? What if it's better but just a little bit? What happens when a yellow pill comes along, costing twice as much as the blue? What happens if there's a new procedure that cures the ailment, but at an even bigger cost?"
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{{Opinion|America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009|Act should be passed|mixed}}
{{Opinion|Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act|Act should be passed|mixed}}

Latest revision as of 14:44, March 11, 2010

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Author(s) The Washington Post editorial board
Source The Washington Post
Date July 26, 2009
URL http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/25/AR2009072501949.html
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Quotes-start.png "Mr. Obama is right that sticking with the status quo is a bad alternative, but he isn't leveling about the consequences of change. Take Mr. Obama's red pill-blue pill example. What if the pricey blue pill is actually better than the cheaper red one? What if it's better but just a little bit? What happens when a yellow pill comes along, costing twice as much as the blue? What happens if there's a new procedure that cures the ailment, but at an even bigger cost?" Quotes-end.png


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This item takes a mixed stance on the position Act should be passed on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.