Quote of the Day: on Health Care Reform

From the Sept. 5, 2009 issue of The Economist:

The current debate about health care reform is in part a debate about death, which is why it evokes such fear.  Some of this fear is absurd.  Outside a town-hall meeting in Reston, Virginia, last week, a few buffoons likened Barack Obama to Hitler.  But most of the protesters are sane.  Mr. Obama plans to cover millions of uninsured people, says Brittany Tomaino, a young would-be oncologist.  He will have to find the money somewhere.  That means cuts to Medicare, the government health plan for the elderly, which covers her 95-year-old grandfather, she reckons.  “If he needs care, they’re going to give it to someone younger,” she predicts.

Stay tuned, fireworks ahead.

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