If you’re looking for a collection of viewpoints and ideas on the health care reform process, look no further than the current Health Wonk Review. Joe Paduda has done a fabulous job of putting together a compilation of reform ideas from every corner of the debate. Pretty much every viewpoint is included, from looking to the VA for ideas on how to achieve universal coverage, to the possibility that the inclusion of a public health insurance plan might doom the passage of a real health care reform bill, to discussions about how in the world we’re going to pay for everything once we finally settle on a reform proposal.
If you’re at all interested in health care reform, I highly recommend this edition of the HWR. You’ll surely find a viewpoint you agree with, as well as plenty of counterpoints and ideas that you might not have thought of yet. I’m a big believer in educated decision-making. Topics like health care reform sometimes become so politically polarized that people start to think of one side as good and the other as bad, with no gray areas in between. Forums that allow multiple, often conflicting, ideas to be shared alongside one another are a great way to get past argument and start to find common ground. Read through the articles in the HWR and you’ll see what I mean.