Two political realities only some in Washington currently grasp. Health care is consistently one the top three issues voters cite as priorities for the next president. And about two-thirds of voters want their government to guarantee health care for everyone.
The battle for universal health care is resurfacing. The skirmish before the larger war, over expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program to cover an additional 10 million uninsured kids, was technically won by President Bush and his conservative forces. His veto was sustained by the conservative House minority, amidst their cries of “Socialized Medicine!”