Due to the fact that auditing a college course "Political Journalism" requires a heavy dose of reading (8 books), and some writing, I have not been passing on any information lately. However, my wife alerted me to this subject this morning, and with good reason, it is worth passing on. The cost of health care is largely driven by the middle layers of bureaucracy, each taking a slice of the pie, for no real good reason. In this story, some benevolent corporate CEOs are stepping up to form a non-profit medical insurance company to replace an obscene structure of greed. Can you imagine if more corporations join Warren Buffet and his friends in creating a voice that can negotiate the cost of pharmaceuticals as well? This concept is new, and will drive needed changes in this business.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai Stevenson