I recently had the pleasure of writing an op-ed piece about health care reform for my hometown newspaper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and it ran in the paper today. You can check it out online here. I grew up reading the Star-Telegram, so this was an exciting opportunity.
My article discusses the need for robust health care reform in the form of a strong public option, comparing and contrasting my health care experiences in the US and the UK to build my case. For regular readers of my blog, you will note that this is a theme I have often explored.
I would have preferred that the Star-Telegram ran this with the title I suggested (given above as the title of this blog post), which I think most precisely conveys the meaning of the rest of the article. (My point is not necessarily that health care reform would cut down wait times, but that it would reduce the time individuals waste dealing with health care administration in general.) But, that is only a minor complaint; overall this was a very enjoyable experience, and I had a good back-and-forth discussion with the opinion editor, J.R. Labbe, in the run-up to publication.
So, go check it out!