Hands down the best thing I’ve encountered said, written, posted or screamed about health care in recent weeks is a letter to President Obama from 12-year old Californian Nick Armitage. (So, ok, his parents probably helped him write it or a teacher put him up to it, but who cares – this kid was able to frame the argument in its most simple form; and any person of conscience can’t argue against it.)
“Health insurance is not a privilege but a necessity,” says Armitage’s letter, as seen here on the Huffington Post.
Finding a reasonable way to ensure all Americans have some basic coverage for medical expenses is a laudable goal — long, long, long overdue. If we can all agree that Mr. Armitage’s sentiment is sound, then we should be able to find a reasonable solution.