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Call it Romneycare or Obamacare, we need it

This morning’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer reports that the number of North Carolinians without health insurance has now skyrocketed to nearly one in five.  Here’s the part of the story that really stands out, however: The state with the lowest uninsured rate (5.2%) is Massachusetts — the home to the program on which Obamacare is based in many respects — Romneycare. Meanwhile, the state with the highest rate is that market fundamentalist paradise, Texas at 26.3%.

It’s hard to see how there can be any doubt on the direction we need to head as a state and nation on this front.

4 Comments

  1. Jeff S

    August 30, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Insurance is not the solution to good health.

  2. JRJ

    August 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Good health doesn’t need a solution, since it is not a problem. Did you mean, “substitute?”

  3. Alex

    August 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Now if we could just figure out how to pay for it !

  4. Jack

    August 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    It can be paid for the same way members of congress has their health insurance paid for – through tax dollars.

    As long as members of congress have no connection with the people when it comes to the cost of healthcare and the tragedy being without can create they have no incentive to make the same available to the people. To enjoy the health and wellbeing we provide them and then work to deny us the same quality of life is hypocrisy at the very least and a demonstration of a sense of entitlement at the very most.