Opinion: Waiting on Reform Would Cost More Long-Term
Sen. Joseph Lieberman's (I-Conn.) statement that the U.S. should wait to reform the health care system until the country addresses its budget deficit "is wrong" because it "could cost us a heck of a lot more over the long run," columnist David Lazarus writes. He continues that extending health insurance to the nation's estimated 47 million uninsured "will be expensive." However, he asks, "It's not worth borrowing some more to fix a system that everyone agrees is broken and that will only drive us deeper into debt if left unattended?"
- "Health Care Reform: We Can Pay for It Now, or Pay More Later" (Lazarus, Los Angeles Times, 8/26).