Buckley says that it's rather foolish to suffer the delusion that health is free. Health is not free. But the very idea that it is permeates American society. And I think it is because of this illusion that health can be free, that Americans believe that good health and consequently good health care can be gotten cheap.
Secondly, with respect to the health care industry itself, I cannot think of one great leader. Not in the history of America have we had anyone who stood as a captain of that industry to which we all looked upon with admiration.
It is with these two notions that I will pursue the question of health care in the upcoming week.