Despite our pretensions, we don't really live in a civilized and just society. Working class people can't afford healthcare. Middle income people often find their insurance is not sufficient and they go broke. All the while insurance companies make profits. The reason for this is we have politicians that fine with this reality. Rep. Lynne Jenkins(R-KS-2), who recently said the Republicans need a "Great White Hope" to go after President Obama, held a town hall this week. A single mother said the she has trouble getting medical care for her child because she can't afford the insurance. Rep. Jenkins laughed off the woman's concern. The political case for healthcare reform is that people like Rep. Jenkins need to be kept far from power. The better the health care is then the more likely the forces that profit off our dysfunctional system, and their political minions, will continue to be in the political wilderness.
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