Have to start somewhere. Right? #hcr #healthcarereform

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday floated the idea of a two-track plan for health care reform — with Congress pursuing easier-to-pass incremental changes now and comprehensive reform later.

“We believe that it’s possible to have comprehensive health care reform as we go forward, but at the same time, it can be on another track where some things can just be passed outside of that legislation, and we’ll be doing both,” Pelosi said in an interview with POLITICO.

As @healthblawg has been pushing all along…. ‘incrementalism,” may be the key to getting something done.

We’ll see…


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3 Responses to Have to start somewhere. Right? #hcr #healthcarereform

  1. WriteTreatment says:

    Incremental change works well to slowly gain acceptance. A good example is boiling a lobster. He will jump out of boiling water but if you just make the water hot in small degrees, you can cook him with no resistance, gaining the desired goal.We may be in that swirling, boiling pot right now- good for some, not for us.

  2. Howard Luks says:

    Agree… that’s why we need to turn down the volume (heat, in your example)… sit down and work towards, useful, meaningful reform that doesn’t simply pad the pockets of special interests, require a bribe to senators or house members, eliminate possible taxes on certain unions or loose focus on the desired end result.

  3. healthblawg says:

    There’s also plenty to be done other than hand-wringing about the Massachusetts Senate election and handicapping the now and future federal bills, both in terms of federal, state and private sector health reform efforts in a world without a comprehensive federal bill — see my post on this: http://j.mp/6WhoQa — AND in terms of physician preparation for some form of what comes next (as opposed to total opposition or ostrichlike behavior) — see my post here (and the linked post): http://j.mp/bycGDg

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