Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Healthcare as the Answer to the Financial Crisis

NPR has Princeton professor of economics and public affairs Uwe Reinhardt speak about his view that health care stimulus would actually HELP the economic crisis.

Fascinating. An admitted "rebel", his perspective that healthcare is a major contributor to the gross domestic product and that expansion is a good thing is not commonly accepted.

At yet, he might be right.

He's not the only one. A recent piece in Businessweek called "Want Real Stimulus? Try Universal Healthcare" has the same perspective.

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