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A 3 Question Survey About Fixing Healthcare

09/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Deane Waldman Physician, systems theorist and award-winning author

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We have heard the pros and cons about ObamaCare or AAHCA (America's Affordable Health Choices Act) from both sides of the aisle but not from the general population. What do you think about Washington's plans to fix healthcare?

I would like to learn your thoughts through the answers to the three yes-or-no questions below. Please respond -- yes or no, plus any additional remarks you might want to add -- by leaving a comment at the end of this post. I will tabulate and post the results for all of us to consider and discuss.

Depend solely on your own judgment. Do not accept the glowing rhetoric of the Bill's advocates or the equally passionate bombast of its opponents. Put aside your personal animus toward who is speaking for or against AAHCA. Eschew the wise pronouncements of the pundits, including me. Trust your own logic and past experience. You be the judge.

Question #1:
Can they simultaneously reduce costs and increase entitlements?

Question #2:
Can they fix the ["broken"] system by changing just one part of the system?

Question #3:
Can they solve healthcare without going deeper into debt?

I welcome your thoughts and answers. Thank you.