Paul Krugman:

The whole world is in recession. But the United States is the only wealthy country in which the economic catastrophe will also be a health care catastrophe— in which millions of people will lose their health insurance along with their jobs, and therefore lose access to essential care.

Which raises a question: Why has the Obama administration been silent, at least so far, about one of President Obama’s key promises during last year’s campaign— the promise of guaranteed health care for all Americans?