|March 13, 2009|
The "status quote": Was Obama listening?
When President Barack Obama pledged to overhaul the nation’s health care system last Thursday, he declared “the status quo is the one option that is not on the table.”
Last October, Union College hosted an alumni symposium on health care reform featuring physicians, health administrators, college faculty, lawyers, insurance executives and nurses. The keynote speaker was Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, now serving as a health care expert for the White House. His brother, Rahm, is President Obama’s chief of staff.
The major points of a white paper developed out of the symposium and sent to Washington began with “the status quo is not an option.”
Perhaps the president heard our message?