I certainly do not expect to sway many opinions or drive consensus on the topic of health care reform. What I would like to accomplish is to get people to use their good and logical brains to think hard about the subject and reach their own conclusions. It disappoints me to hear smart people recite tired phrases from politicians and biased entertainer-journalists whom they believe to be right. Sometimes it saves time to let others think through details and offer a synopsis. On this topic, however, I believe people need to think hard not about the minute details that fear-mongers and entrenched stakeholders cite, but rather about the fundamental elements of the debate: who should care for whom, and who should pay. See my essay titled “Thinking about Health Care” for my thoughts on the subject.