In the 12/14 issue of The New Yorker,  there is an article called “Testing, Testing” by Atul Gawande.  In it, he basically defends the many pilot programs in the Senate health care bill, drawing on the success that a pilot farm program had in the early 1900’s that ultimately transformed our nation’s agriculture industry.

He says:

“The task (of reforming health care) will require dedicated and talented people in government agencies and in communities who recognize that the country’s future depends on their sidestepping the ideological battles, encouraging local change and following the results.  But if we’re willing to accept an arduous, messy and continuous process we can come to grips with a problem even of this immensity.  We’ve done it before.

And I thought:  that’s us.

Have a great day,

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