I'm now part of The Hill's Big Question section, where they ask their pundits for opinions on topics throughout the week.
Friday's Big Question was: "What should President Obama be more concerned about: Passing healthcare reform, or improving the economy?"
It’s disingenuous to suggest that Obama can seriously improve the economy without real health care reform. Heath Care spending represents 17% of America’s GDP and that number is forecasted to grow to 20% by 2017. Too much of this money comes out of the pockets of individuals and small businesses. Anyone serious about trying to fix the economy in a long-term way has to look to serious health care reform as a major part of the solution.