>Two stories on health care today:
1. Daschle to lead effort to overhaul health care (Robert Pear, International Herald Tribune, 12 Dec ’08)
Will he be able to do any more than the reformers before him? Maybe if we support the efforts. Talk to your representatives. Let your local leaders know this is wanted by the populace.
2. Mugabe is a ‘modern-day Hitler’ (BBC.com, 12 Dec ’08)
That’s quite a claim or accusation. Supportable? And at what point is it a truly failed state? Aren’t we getting pretty close with 11.2 million percent inflation (CNN) and a cholera outbreak along with the previously crises?!
And why did I include an article about Mugabe under the heading “Health Care”? Compare these statements made in the same week (day?):
WHO: “The World Health Organization says the outbreak has not been contained and the death toll has increased to 792 people, reports the AFP news agency.”
“The WHO has warned that the total number of cases could reach 60,000 unless the epidemic was stopped.”
Mugabe: “‘I am happy to say our doctors are being assisted by others and the WHO [World Health Organization] have now arrested cholera.'”