Health Reform Debate on “Wall Street Journal Report”

NCPA President John Goodman and MIT Economist Jonathan Gruber discussed opposing viewpoints on CNBC's "Wall Street Journal Report," hosted by Maria Bartiromo.  View the exchange here.

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  1. Greg says:

    It appears that only conservatives are for redistributing the tax subsidies for health insurance. Liberals are for redistributing everything else.

    Go figure.

  2. John Goodman says:

    See the discussion of these issues at the National Journal health blog here:

  3. Sirena says:

    . In our society, litarecy is not just prominent in education, government, the job market etc. etc it’s part of even the simplest of our everyday activities. From my tube of toothpaste, to my shampoo, my cereal, the coupons on the front of my fridge, the posters in my living room the stuff of litarecy is everywhere I look. To argue against Goodman, we would probably have to look into the lives of children who have little to no literary sponsorship . But whether this is a result of social class, geographical location, or some other extenuating circumstance, I can’t help but think that these children must still be surrounded by at least some of this stuff of litarecy . Even if they cannot read, they can probably speak, carry on a conversation and even if they don’t know that the cereal box reads Cheerios , they could probably pick it out of the cabinet if they desired those little crispy o’s for breakfast. I DO think that in our society it is very difficult to escape litarecy. Perhaps it’s because we still don’t have a complete and finalized definition of the term yet, but I do think that, even though children learn in many and varied ways, and come from many and varied circumstances, most all children (if not all) in the US inevitably become at least in part, literate.