An American revolution?
- By: Athalia Rachel Pyzer
“Do you know what NICE is?” an enthusiastic protester asks me outside a library in Boston. “Yes I do,” I reply in the most proper English accent I can summon. “Oh,” he is taken aback, “So you know our president wants to give us the same socialised health care you folks suffer in England?” We enter into a heated debate over our imperialist monarch, who employs Tony Blair as her henchman, I’m told.
While abroad, enjoying the summer holiday before my fifth year, a healthcare revolution was being plotted in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama wants to make it easier and cheaper for US residents to buy health insurance, without which they cannot access the health care they need without incurring a hefty bill. He proposes an insurance scheme run by the government that would insure people with existing conditions; tax credits to make it easier for smaller businesses