Washington Post, March 19, 2010 on page A24: Editorial-Yes, with trepidation:
"It is shameful that in a country this wealthy, so many people go without adequate health care. Insuring them is a moral imperative. It is also shameful that today"s leaders are prepared to pass on so much debt to future generations. That, too, is a moral issue: If unchecked, the debt will erode American prosperity and hurt the poor most of all. Our judgment is that passage of health-care reorm, as maddeningly imperfect as it is, would put the country in a better position to deal with both challenges." Such conclusion with the rationale for morality is similar to my prior blog re Adam Smith as a moral philosopher and an economist.
I have also noted about waste and fraud as issues of human behavior. If folks would shun greed and work for the best interest of patients,our society would be better off in the days to come. Let us wait to see the empirical evidence in the years to come.
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao, a taxpayer in good standing to watch the developments of the Health-Care bill if passed or otherwise? I wonder if the cuts for medicare would have impacts on the elderly under Medicare Program!?
Friday, March 19, 2010 at 10 a.m.