I have to say, I am pleased at the passage of the health care bill. It’s a good first step in this long, hard struggle of health care reform.
I’m not convinced by the argument I have heard so many of my classmates make, that reimbursements will necessarily go down, or that a government-run option will by definition be inefficient. Private insurance companies spend 30% of their income on administrators. Medicare’s overhead is in the single digits. That sounds pretty damn efficient to me.