Stuart M. Butler of the Heritage Foundation recently scribed a piece called "Think Small," outlining what President Obama must do regarding health care strategy. He stresses the following key points, but I recommend reading the column in full:
1. Make a strong commitment to bipartisanship (don’t be like Bill Clinton).
2. Rather than finding new money to spend during these tough economic times, he should find ways to more efficiently spend the money we are already allocating toward this.
3. Allow the states flexibility to redesign existing health care programs and use the money more efficiently to reach the goal of maximizing affordable coverage.
4. Remember that Americans are very conservative about their health care. Those with coverage are extremely nervous about changing what they already have.