As a 45-year resident of Michigan and former state political reporter, I remember Republican U.S. House Reps. Dave Camp and Fred Upton when they were young, bright, informed legislators who worked across party lines, found compromise, and actually governed.

But they long ago became appeasers to a base of their party that celebrates, indeed advocates, ignorance in the 21st Century. Ideologies are supposed to be rooted in ideas. But today, to not know what you’re talking about is actually a badge of honor.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access