Getting Past ‘You Suck’ as Dialogue
Some thoughts on the ACA debate from an always thoughtful blogger, Catherine at Healing Through Connection.
Hello again friends, and Happy New Year! It feels good to be back. Diving right in with long form again…
This recent article from Wired got me thinking (again), there are so many layers and moving parts to healthcare reform, that no one player stands to lose all or benefit all from any changes. And yet so much of what we read and hear has an, ‘it’s so simple, they just don’t care about you, but I do’ tone. The piece describes why insurance companies, who may have advocated most fervently against implementing ACA regulations, actually have a stake in maintaining its current status. Nothing in our healthcare system is black or white, all good or all bad.
So when I see politicians (and friends) speaking and writing in oversimplified sound bites, and vilifying a whole group (all liberals, all Republicans) over one aspect of their point of view, it…
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