August 13, 2009
The Health Care Meltdown
I’ve been an independent contractor for the past year, and my boyfriend’s been unemployed. So I’ve been getting acquainted with the intricacies of the US health care system outside of employer-provided care, the universe affectionately known as the Wild West. Firsthand familiarity led me to seek a bit more policy familiarity - reading some books and think tank reports, following the health reform battle as it wends its way through Congress. And I’ve been itching for a while to create something that I hadn’t been able to find - a stark, straightforward overview of why health reform is happening and where it’s heading.
This week, when the hysteria seemed to reach a fever pitch, seemed like the right time to get this project done. So starting Tuesday night, I put together a quick little site, on the order of The Money Meltdown: DeathPanels.org.
Hope you enjoy it. Please send it to your crazy grandpa.