Should we pass reform because the system is irretrievably broken? Should we pass reform to get full coverage for the populace? Should we pass reform to gain control over costs and improve quality? These are all good reasons and are all relevant to the discussion regardless of one’s present view of the bill on the table.
But, the best reason of all to pass health care reform is this. Perennial pin-head pundit and druggie Rush Limbaugh had this to say about the issue on his show:
“I don’t know. I’ll just tell you this, if this passes and it’s five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented, I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica.” – Rush Limbaugh
Now, I don’t have anything against Costa Rica, let’s be clear about that. But, the country would markedly improve in the absence of this know-nothing blowhard and his vacuous rhetoric. From my perspective, we should pass it and encourage Rush to follow through on his threat. Now, I don’t believe for a moment he’s serious in this, but his listeners should hold him accountable!