The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Romney Care Success Boosts Obama Care

A new analysis of health care reform in Massachusetts (Romney Care) shows that there were significant improvements in "physical health, mental health, functional limitations, joint disorders, body mass index, and moderate physical activity." The gains were greatest for "women, minorities, near-elderly adults, and those with incomes low enough to qualify for the law's subsidies."  

The Massachusetts health care plan of Mitt’s
Improved the health of those the law embraced.
The program’s plan in Mass, the Prez admits,
Is that on which his own reform is based.
The gains in health for folks in Mass permits
The hope Obama Care, though now encased
In strife, will boost the nation’s health as well
And maybe hateful  right-wing smears dispel. 

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