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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

U.S Healthcare System is Mind-Numbing Web of Institutions, Agenices, and Businesses

The New Republic:
Rube Goldberg Already Lives Here -- House Republicans today released a chart depicting what health care in America would look like if the House Democrats get their way. It's confusing, if colorful--full of boxes, lines, and all sorts of hard-to-say acronyms. Which, of course, is the point.

Organizational Chart of the Democrats Health Plan
If all of this sounds familiar, that's because it is. The Republicans did the exact same thing in 1994, when President Bill Clinton unveiled his reform plan. That chart was, to be clear, relatively accurate. The Clinton plan really was very complicated. Just like the new plans moving through Congress...

map of doomed Clinton healthcare plan

discussion:
David Weigel / The Washington Independent: The Return of the Chart — Jonathan Cohn says what needs …
Jason Rosenbaum / NOW! Blog: What's the Republican plan again?
Digby / Hullabaloo: Charts 'N Graphs
Jason Rosenbaum / Firedoglake: What's the Republican Health Plan Again?

Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THEY DO LOVE THEIR CHARTS.... Republican opponents of health care reform …

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