I’ve wanted to write for some time now about the ongoing drama related to health care reform, but the words won’t come. Maybe this silence is a function of frustration — as in, Who the hell do the Democrats think they are, forcing this crap on an unwilling people? Or maybe it’s because there’s not a lot to say that hasn’t already been said 364,710,578 times already. Perhaps it’s because the two sides simply aren’t speaking the same language — compare FireDogLake against The Corner at National Review.
As someone who has spent a decade working for a major midwestern health system, a majority of that time as the senior analyst for front-end revenue-cycle operations (which includes insurance companies), I think I have a perspective to add that doesn’t amount to ideological combat.
Yet although I am strongly opposed to ObamaCare, I find that the sanest response is silence.
Maybe one days the grown-ups will fix this mess.