Rejecting the Narrative for Health Reform, Believing in a Better Way

*The following is an abbreviated posting of an article on the way Democrats and Americans are handling health reform.

Yearning for Universal Coverage Is Not Universal

| June 19, 2008 - 12:58 pm

Tags: health care, health insurance, human rights, universal coverage

Yearning for Universal Coverage Is Not Universal
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 08:18AM
The Doctor Weighs In in Uninsured, Insurance, Doctors, Doctor's Income, Michael Millenson

By MICHAEL L. MILLENSON

Everyone wants universal health coverage, right?

Not quite. As I pointed out in a recent opinion piece for the Washington Post, the yearning for universal health care is far from universal. The reaction to that article – about 160 posted comments or direct emails to me – confirmed that assessment. So did the lack of reaction from certain quarters (more on that below).

In the article, I wrote: