Did we tip Magaziner off to a political opportunity?
This isn’t exactly a difficult political opportunity to identify, but it’s fun to wonder whether somebody on Seth Magaziner’s campaign team listened to my weekly segment with John DePetro, yesterday:
We must address the dangerous hospital staffing shortage that has created a state of crisis in emergency rooms and other care delivery facilities across the Rhode Island.
Today, I proposed the following measures to address the emergency room staffing shortage…
He goes on to list precisely the sort of steps the state should be taking (rather than trying to put residents in a mandatory bubble) to alleviate healthcare provider shortages.
The caveat (naturally) is that our agreement is only on the short term. Magaziner’s a progressive, so with a horizon past the political opportunity of an immediate crisis, I’m sure his preferred policies remain of the sort that destroy nations.