Procrastination is only acceptable if it's done to prevent a flawed policy. Health care and prison reform need ample time to be carefully drafted in such a way to prevent abuse.
Universal Health care requires more time. The three-strikes-and-you're-out policy caused a budget downfall, which forced California to seek financial alternatives by selling stuff on Ebay. Lawmakers have to write these policies correctly, in a sense where it serves the community justice. Writing policies should be used to keep balance in society, not ruin an entire State.
The government is spending far too much money on programs and on ineffective policies. Whenever a new policy is implemented into law, regulatory commissions have to monitor it. too much money is wasted on things that make the problem worse. It's alright to procrastinate to get better results. Forget alternatives, come up with primary solutions.