There are also the words this year that were most conspicuous by their absence. They’re the words we don’t use when we talk about health care. Actually we don’t talk much about health care, we talk about health insurance. Fox News’s Jim Pinkerton says the absent words in the ongoing debate are “medicine,” “research” and “cure.” Do you want to make a dent in future health-care costs? Cure Alzheimers. That’s where the cost will be as the health of the baby boomers falters. Insurance isn’t the key. It was never the key. It’s a product. Cure and care are the words of the future.
In effect, both Huxley and Lewis looked at a utilitarian’s paradise — a world where all material needs are met, pleasure is maximized and pain eliminated — and pointed out what we might be giving up to get there: the entire vertical dimension in human life, the quest for the sublime and the transcendent, for romance and honor, beauty and truth.
Leadership and votes matter. And as my family business and many others throughout the north country are now learning, ObamaCare isn’t what it was cracked up to be.
I’m running for Congress because residents deserve a representative who will advocate for common-sense health care reforms that spur small-business growth and help hardworking families, not hurt them. It’s time for new leadership.
If elected, Elise will be the youngest woman ever seated in the United States Congress. You can learn more about her campaign here.