We always find it hopeful to find people working together on important issues despite the insistence of our elected leaders to put politics before duty.
Recently The Associated Press reported a group of conservative and liberal health policy experts has agreed on a number of steps Congress and the president should take to repair and strengthen the Affordable Care Act.
No ideological theatrics, no misleading language, just a short list of actions like continuing federal payments to insurers and encouragement and support for people to continue signing up for health insurance policies that most experts agree is sound public policy.
The experts are recommending the federal government adopt the recommendations before the Sep. 30 end of the budget year. And while we harbor no illusions that out elected leaders will find the courage to do so, the plan by the bipartisan group suggests what might be possible once these current elected officials are replaced.