How America's forbidding political landscape made health care reform impossible for Clinton and nearly so for Obama.
Future presidents will need to contemplate large measures to address our large national problems, from climate change to widespread unemployment. I fear these leaders will contract a kind of legislative “Vietnam syndrome” as they recall Obama’s and others’ difficulties in the struggle over health care reform. As the health debate has shown, our capacity for collective national action does not currently match the serious challenges we face. In health care and other areas, we will need to do better.
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