CS Lewis was quite wise in pointing out that if you cannot say what you mean clearly in plain English, it means you have not clearly thought through what it is you mean. I have a post in which I maintain that one of the things we want is not just health insurance, or health care, but mere health attention, health comfort. (Yes, it is based on something from Bethany's hospital post.)
But it keeps getting garbled, and each definite statement immediately suggests so many exceptions and qualifications as to become rapidly useless. It is about us as individuals, mainly, but it bears on the entire national debate as well. We don't seem to actually want what we say we want.
I hope to wrap my mind around this and give you something to ponder.