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Thursday, December 31, 2009

The genie I dreamt of: A very good year for public health

On Dec. 31, 2008, imagine that a genie told you that in a year's time, it would be more likely than not that people seeking health insurance would soon receive insurance even if they had a serious pre-existing condition. And that 31,000,000 more Americans would soon have health insurance. And that in the meantime, if someone was laid off and at risk of losing the insurance they had through their employer, they would be able to keep that COBRA coverage for a much longer period. And that this would be produced via the leadership of an African-American president, without Teddy Kennedy playing a major role.

You would have thought, I'm dreaming of that genie.

Voila! As the Zionists said, If you will it, it is no dream.

Happy New Year!

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