Health care is a moral issue. We are the richest country in the world, so it's only reasonable to expect affordable health care for everyone. After all, our children can't learn if they're sick, and our economy suffers when our labor force is sick.
Sen. Obama deserves praise for taking a bold stand on this important issue. President Bush's plan falls short, and it's time for change in the White House.
Bold action and a short timeline are needed to address the nation's healthcare crisis, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday.
"When you see what the healthcare crisis is doing to our families, to our economy, to our country, you realize that caution is what's costly," said the senator from Illinois said at an event held by consumer advocacy group Families USA. "Inaction is what's risky. Doing nothing is what's impossible when it comes to healthcare in America."
"Plans that tinker and halfway measures now belong to yesterday," he said. "The president's latest proposal that does little to bring down cost or guarantee coverage falls into this category."