By now, everyone has seen the young Google executive, Wael Ghonim – credited with starting the Egyptian revolution via Facebook – proclaiming his willingness to die for the cause. I predict he will not only become an Egyptian national hero, but that one day he will be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
But, where, oh where, is the Wael Ghonim of health care? Who is out there that will proclaim that they will fight to the death (or even fight to a bit of discomfort) for the cause of health reform. I don’t know anyone – right, left or center- that, when speaking honestly and in private, will say that the US health delivery “system” is working for the American people – you remember those folks, the ones we hear about so often during hotly contested political campaigns.