America’s disastrous health care system is responsible for incalculable amounts of illness, death, lost productivity and federal deficit — not to mention anxiety, anger and disgrace. And it’s not going to get fixed, writes Matt Taibbi in the new issue of Rolling Stone, because it’s encased in another failed system: the U.S. government.
Taibbi breaks down the five steps Congress took to be sure no bill would pass: aiming low, gutting the public option, packing it with loopholes, providing no leadership and blowing the math.
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It's not just the Republicans who are screwing up health care reform.