The Rocky Mountain News printed a response to Mike Rosen’s article “No ‘crisis’ of uninsured”. It’s not really as much a response to the points Mr. Rosen gave as much as the same figures you’ve read in the health policy blogosphere already. It was written by Dr. Gary D. VanderArk, president of the Coalition for the Medically Underserved, who does a below average job of making his case. He had an opportunity to give us more information and help educate those that don’t understand his position, and missed it.
Thank goodness that Colorado has an organization like the Coalition for the Medically Underserved. This organization is committed to getting out the true data on the uninsured and is committed to doing something about it. We do not advocate for what Rosen calls socialized medicine, but we do advocate health care for all. We can do this without just turning everything over to the government. Let’s all get together and create a new system that works for everyone.
I’m sure they have some great ideas, but I wish he could have hinted a little at how they’ll work. Hopefully they’re not proponents of a system that will be too comprehensive and cost too much. It just sounded a bit too cheesy and lacked a lot of substance…
Legislation will be introduced this year to cover all children. Our children deserve no less! Then the coalition will present a new system of health care for all to the Health Reform Commission. We can achieve health care for all in Colorado. We must achieve health care for all. We will achieve health care for all!
I hope when they present a new system to provide health care for all in Colorado, they also estimate the cost and suggest how to pay the costs of their system, unlike similar proposals.