Friday, December 25, 2009

Kill healthcare reform? "College-educated whites have a blind spot on kitchen table issues"

Ronald Brownstein in the LA Times:

"The new Internet-based left, because it is so heavily reliant on college-educated whites generally less exposed to the economy's storms, also has a blind spot on kitchen table issues. According to the Census Bureau, just 6 percent of college-educated whites lack health insurance, for instance, compared to 19 percent of African-Americans and 31 percent of Hispanics. But the idea that Democrats should just press restart after the grueling struggle to reach this point carries an air of fatal abstraction: If health reform fails now, the next chance for big change probably wouldn't come for years, if not decades."

Johnathan Chait has some details on the healthcare bill.