Monday, April 13, 2009

Obama & Liberals Blowing Smoke on Uninsured Americans

From Keith Hennessey:

The traditional Beltway logic on health care reform goes like this:

  • The problem is that 46 million Americans lack health insurance.
  • Government should provide health insurance to those 46 million people, or at least pay for it.
  • Let’s expand a taxpayer-subsidized health insurance program to cover the 46 million, or maybe create a new program.
    • (Alternately: Let’s mandate that everyone has to buy/have health insurance.)
  • This means everyone will have health insurance. We have solved the problem.
Much of the health policy debate centers on how to solve this problem. Liberals want to expand government programs:

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