Or at least White House speech writer.
Three years of slightly above-average health insurance will cost a solid six figures.
Those are numbers to marvel at. Those are numbers to fear. But they are not the numbers that loom in the minds of most Americans. And therein lies the problem for health-care reform.
I'm not kidding. In a clearly written, comprehensive op-ed , Klein lays out Kaiser's numbers. These numbers should dominate the discussion of health care policy in America. They should be the kick-off point for every editorial, for every report, and (above all) for every statement from the White House and from Democratic leadership in Congress.
The totals for "slightly above-average" health care in America costs one helluva lot more than in any other nation which has health care which is way above-average. Period.