Health Care: A Litmus Test

In the primaries, what the front runners say (or don't say) about it says a lot about them

If the next president decides to attempt it, health-care reform will be the space program of the early 21st century, a massive government undertaking, but this time with earthbound targets and no big heroes. No glamorous moon to go to, no John Glenn. All the same, in a nation where 44 million people don't have medical insurance, and where a lot of the insured aren't happy with the care they get, there are probably more people rooting for an HMO fix than were ever waiting for a lunar landing. When voters tell pollsters that health care is among their top election-year...

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