Elizabeth Edwards's Soundbite on Healthcare
Q. How has your illness shaped your views on healthcare
A. We have to have universal healthcare. I grew up in a military family. We grew up with a single-payer system. You went to the doctor when you got sick, the doctor took care of you, and you went home. And nobody paid for anything, and it just operated that way. And it operated well. There's certainly a lot of good reasons to go to single-payer, but I don't think we have the will to do it in this country.
Update: Elizabeth will be the keynote at the National Patient Advocate Foundation's 10th Annual Patient Congress on June 25th. NPAF is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. The annual congress is a two day event to give advice on how to lobby and actually lobby members of Congress on health care reform.
If Elizabeth is reading BW, I say "You Go Girl!"