Wednesday, September 9, 2009

GOP Health Care RX: Stay the Course

Sarah Palin is at it again, this time providing her sage insight on the health care debate. Her argument against health care reform boils down to be afraid of the Obama death panels and government can do little right. "Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones," she says. Other than defeating the Nazi's, building an interstate highway system, putting a man on the moon, running the national parks, managing western reclamation projects, she may have a point.

It's sad though not surprising to see the GOP pushing a fix which calls for little more than limiting public access to legal remedies and undefined profit driven programs. Never mind that profit driven decisions helped create the current mess. Palin's bleating op-ed is basically a giant "so what, be afraid because government management will only make it worse."

America's health care system is flat lining and the best GOP solution is "stay the course." The definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting a different result. It sounds like Plain and the GOP could use a good psychiatrist.