Friday, February 03, 2006

Health Care as Homeland Security

If you're interested in public health and epidemiology, go read this interview with Dr. Tara Smith on the Daily Kos' Science Friday.

The bit that leaped out at me was

Bush's solution to this [the threat posed by an epidemic] is Healthcare Spending Accounts; ignoring the fact that health care is a vital issue of national security. The public won't ever be "safe" while so many of us are vulnerable to the cracks in our healthcare system, no matter what the vector of infection.

Look, it's yet another political opportunity for the Democrats to miss!

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