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Incredible Shrinking Health Reform

July 30, 2009

Republicans, conservative Democrats and the medical industry continue to chip away at President Barack Obama’s health care reform, leaving doubts that the final product will make much improvement at all.

New School economist Richard Wolff says the industry and its supporters in Congress are determined to permit “reform” only if the end result means more money or at least not a decline in profits for the industry. That means Americans would still be stuck with a remarkably inefficient health care system, Wolff says.

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Also, Wolff says Obama’s failure to marshal sufficient support for serious reform on health care and his retreat on other issues are demoralizing his supporters and reaffirming the image of the Democrats as an ineffectual governing party. Wolff says it’s incumbent on Obama to show more grit and more leadership. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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