Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Ketchup is a vegetable, and it gets health coverage

New York Times: By Nicholas Kristof

When I planted new Douglas fir seedlings on my land, care for the young trees was also subsidized. So America provides health care for tree seedlings but not for millions of children.

Maybe uninsured American children who can’t get adequate health care could masquerade as cotton plants or cornstalks. Then the farm bill would shower them with money and care.

This nice line by Kristof deserves its own posting.

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