Hoosiers, did you get out and vote today? For the first time in my memory, a Presidential primary meant something in Indiana, at least to the Democrats. And do the Democratic candidates know it. They’ve spent enough time here in the past several weeks that news crews statewide have forgotten what their families look like.
I skew conservative and so my vote today was pretty unexciting. I briefly considered crossing the line and filling out a Democrat ballot to vote against Hillary Clinton, but I have a hard time casting even a protest ballot for anyone who wants universal health care. It’s not that I think the current system is fabulous. It’s that I worked for four years for the nation’s largest private health insurer in a division that executed large Medicare contracts. I dealt directly with government workers at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – fine people for the most part, just like you’d find in any workplace – but was not amused to see how the political pressures they were under shaped their decisions. If that’s how our government manages healthcare, then I never want the government to manage mine.