WaPo takes the pulse of a suburban street

When she set out to do a “man on the street” story about health care, The Washington Post‘s Brigid Schulte appears to have taken the second part of that phrase quite literally. She selected one middle class street in suburban Maryland and then interviewed the men (and women) who lived there.

That simple concept produced some illuminating insights into how many Americans think about health care and health care reform, which they almost seem to view as two unrelated topics. Her interviews showed that even folks who live within an easy commute of the Capitol feel disconnected from the health care debate as it now stands, and revealed the seeming contradiction between people’s stories of a broken system and a need for reform and their complete political inaction.

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