Let us be blunt: Politicians in Washington do not care about finding and fixing the core problems of our health care system. Their objective is to be reelected. They will not seek to find what the source of our problems is; they will not ask fundamental questions, they will make no effort to educate the voters who might have unrealistic expectations. Instead, they will check the results of opinion polls and vote for whatever their misinformed voters lean toward. If we do not find a solution ourselves, outside the corridors of Washington, no one else will.

Please check 19 hard questions about health care, and then turn them into challenges here at Virtual Agora, so we can work together on finding a consensus on healthcare policy by bypassing the dysfunctional politics in Washington.