My favorite blogger, Nate Silver, has issued a bit of a primer on health care reform. Sure, the tone is a little snarky, but this is the clearest explanation that I’ve seen of the difference between socialized medicine like England and the Veterans Administration, and a single-payer system like Canada and Medicare. If you’re not familiar with these differences, then you owe to yourself to look at his summary. It’s an easy way to get the basic knowledge you need to understand health reform:
Of course, I’m sure most of the readers of this blog already know all this—and have probably read the 1,000 page bill itself.