Monday, September 2, 2013
Labor Day Notes of a Health Reform Watcher
All things come round to those who wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Watch and pray.
On this Labor Day, most of us can do nothing about foreign and domestic affairs, but watch, wait, and pray.
Watch and wait as the Syrian crisis unfolds.
Watch and wait as President Obama and Congress decide what to do, a missile attack or nothing.
Watch and wait to see how President Obama and Congress decide whether to defund Obamacare or shut down government or whether to pass a continuing resolution to keep it open and credit-worthy.
Watch and wait to see whether more Obamacare provisions, or the whole kit and caboodle, will be delayed and whether, starting October 1, the Obama administration can persuade 7 million mostly young Americans to sign up for health exchanges .
And pray that everything comes out all right, for the health and welfare of Syrians, Americans, and people of the world, whether we approve of the outcomes or not. In the real world, outcomes will not always be neat, whether they’re happy outcomes, or whether they’re sad outcomes. What will come will come.
Tweet: This year Labor Day is a time to watch, wait, and pray for happy outcomes abroad and at home, most of which are beyond our control.