Sunday, July 8, 2012

Insightful Quotes of the Day

I have two insightful quotes for today.

1.  Ezra Klein, Is the Obama administration the best vehicle for conservative health care ideas?
"The fact of the matter is that the key policy ideas that reigned over conservative health-care policy thinking from 1989 to 2009 are included in the Affordable Care Act. These include, but are not limited to, the individual mandate, health insurance exchanges, price transparency in the provider and insurance markets, limiting the tax preference for employer-sponsored health care, and transitioning the system in general — and Medicare in particular — away from fee-for-service payments."

2.  Jonathan Krohn, I Was a Right-Wing Child Star.

"I was tired of the right using me as an example of how young people 'get' what they’re talking about — when it’s obvious that I didn’t get what I [was] talking about at all. I mean, come on, I was between 13 and 14 when I was regurgitating these talking points! What does a kid who has never paid a tax bring to the table in a conversation about the burden of taxes? What does a healthy child know about people who can’t afford healthcare because of preexisting conditions? No matter how intelligent a person might be, certain political issues require life experience; they’re much more complicated than the black and white frames imposed by partisan America."

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