Discouraging to say the least; troublesome and then some if censorship of serious discussion of MA health reform is the reason.
Over many months posting at the HCFA “Healthy Blog” I’ve never had a comment blocked or seen this: “Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.” but that’s what’s there now.
I just spent a great deal of time posting a thoughtful, informative and, yes, a hard hitting reply to this HCFA post : “MA Health Reform & Health Care Market 10 Mar 2007 Early Summary Judgments: Commonwealth Choice and Daylight Savings Time”. I did so because the current reform law is wasting huge amounts of money and time as its misguided privatized approach fails to lay the groundwork required to meet people’s unmet health needs–very urgent physical and mental health needs–and fails to bring fiscal stewardship to our state healthcare spending.
But my reply comment is being blocked. Why? (I wasn’t vulgar or spewing untruths) Is it wrong to block it? (It sure feels wrong to me.) What can be done about it? (Maybe posting about it here will lead to my comments there getting posted; we’ll see).
The same thing is happening to many of my comments submitted to the new NPR/WBUR “CommonHealth” Blog. WBUR reporter/blog moderator Martha Bebinger is looking into it but I must say it seems creepy. The same questions apply as stated above about the HCFA blog.
Am I overreacting?