Saturday, October 10, 2009
Nicholas Kristof had an interesting Op-Ed in the New York Times this week: "Let Congress Go Without Insurance".

The gist? Just that.

"About 15 percent of Americans have no health insurance, according to the Census Bureau. Another 8 percent are underinsured, according to the Commonwealth Fund, a health policy research group. So I propose that if health reform fails this year, 15 percent of members of Congress, along with their families, randomly lose all health insurance and another 8 percent receive inadequate coverage."

Of course, if we're playing this game 14% of Congress should also be Hispanic or Latino, 12% should be black, 1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4% Asian/Pacific Islander and 51% should be female.

Something tells me Congress would rather go for the former than the later.
posted by Josh at 6:58 AM |