Perhaps the most discouraging wave this year is the death of policy analysis.
Yes, I know, it isÂ a historic year where the narrative is wrapped around the first african american to recieve a major party nomination.
That still does not excuse the media and public at large from looking at what each candidate is proposing and the role of government they see in our lives.
No truer sentiment exsists than the whole medicare/healthcare issue which is being semidebated here in Missouri.
I say semidebated because there doesnt seem to be a whole lot written on the matter other than a smattering of prosocialist healthcare stories here and there from most of the major media outlets.
But I digress.
Kenney Hulshof unveiled his healthcare reform package yesterday which centered around using health savings accounts in cooperation with spreading the risk over a wider range of people.
Many details were not given at the press conference given by Hulshof, but video of him answering questions can be found at the Columbia Tribune website.
This is where I would like for someone to do an across the board analysis which would give voters a clear choice.
Do they want socialized medicine with burdensome tax increases and a return to our state being broke and Jay Nixon is proposing? Or is there another alternative?
I dont think we will see an intellectually honest debate surrounding the issue because of the media bias in the state, but I am hopeful people will at least examine the different proposals in an effort to make an informed decision.