Today, on the eve of the White House health reform summit, I published an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine. I called it, “Be Not Afraid.”
"Voters are angry and distrustful of Washington. Democrats have lost their nerve. Republicans, sensing weakness, are closing in for the kill. We have seen this health care reform horror movie before.
Our leaders in Congress and the White House face a fateful fork in the road. They can follow the public’s fear and confusion down the path of perpetual inaction. Or they can lead."