Last season on Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution,” Oliver brought his ideas of fresh food and delicious nutrition to the public schools of Huntington, W. Va. Huntington was carefully selected because of its reputation as America’s fattest city.
Last week, the rule of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt was toppled. In 2003, Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship that had lasted since 1979 ended. But there’s a distinct difference between these two changes of power. One was done with weapons and soldiers, the other with tweets and posts.
While the passage of health care reform makes significant changes, the new heightened level of public discourse is the more dangerous change in our country. Health care reform will change our nation in major ways. According to the Congressional Budget Office, health care reform will cut the deficit by $1,300,000,000,000. It will ensure that 32,000,000 more people will have health insurance.