The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems.
We each have a personal myth, a vision of who we really are and what we want. Health means that part of what you want is to give to others.
Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.
Seven presidents before him – Democrats and Republicans – tried to expand health care to all Americans. President Obama got it done.
Mr. Obama still has time to reverse course. A great deal depends on it. To fail on health care yet again might well be the ‘Waterloo’ Republicans dream of.