Friday, July 04, 2008

Dying on the Floor

When I see stories like "Video shows woman dying on Brooklyn hospital floor" I don't even have to turn on the computer to know that someone is spinning this fast as the final word in the argument on whether America needs guaranteed, government-directed health care. And someone else spinning it to say, no, in fact government-run health care only will mean more of this sort of scene.

And maybe somewhere, someone writing about how all that misses the point and no system will work well in a place -- a nation -- where people watch that and allow it to happen, in a hospital. And how that might be the problem, even though it's pricklier.