Renewal: Health Care and Politics
It's one week from mid-term elections...
...and I have heard only a whisper regarding health care reform and the plight of our uninsured. I live in Tennessee - with one of the most hotly contested Senate races in the country - and neither candidate managed to even bring up the subject in the two televised debates I saw.
Anyone experiencing something different? Any theories on why politics has gone deaf on the subject?
My sad theory is that those disenfrachised by the System, lose faith in the System, and consequently lose all interest in participating in the System. As the disenfranchised participate less and less, the system cares less and less about them...and the cycle deepens itself.
Perhaps I'm asking too much from our leaders and too little from my fellow citizens.
Please take the time to vote next Tuesday...and think of those who weren't able to make it.