Friday, October 31, 2008
The Washington Post reports that Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman believes universal health care may soon become an accepted feature of American life. The Washington Post writes,
In an interview with the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, the Princeton University professor says the U.S. has retirement and social security systems that are "in some ways more comprehensive" than many European countries.
He says Americans would find universal health care inconceivable to live without once they see the benefits of a good plan.
In the interview published Friday, Krugman said he was optimistic because he feels there's growing consensus on what is needed, unlike in 1993 when the Clinton administration tried to draft an agreement.
Some 45 million Americans lack health care.