Originally posted on: 2007-07-19

Original location: http://blog.chrisheath.us/2007/07/19/422/the-deadly-mistake-in-the-healthcare-debate/

Listen to the next statement you hear by a politician and you will see this dynamic. Does the politician talk about people or money? 9 times out of 10, when American politicians talk about healthcare, they use words like "costs" and "coverage" more often than words like "people", "families", and "communities. If we want shorter lines and better care, we need to focus our debate on the health and well-being of people, families and communities and stop making the deadly mistake of talking only about costs and coverage. As we listen over the next two years--listen to candidates and elected officials propose ways to improve the nation's health--we should all pay close attention to those who talk about people first and those who make the deadly mistake of talking only about money.

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