Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Monday, March 1st, 2010.


The Cost of Doing Nothing

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Health Care, Obama Administration

One of the biggest frustrations of the way the health care reform “debate” is played out in media is that Republicans have been able to frighten people with the claim of rising premium rates and rising taxes as a result of the Dem program. The reality is that the Dem program, flawed as it is, is a lot more cost-effective than the current mess of a “system.” And there are lots of reasons why an incremental approach won’t work.

Good explanation: Reed Abelson, “The Cost of Doing Nothing on Health Care.” See also Steve Benen.

And then there’s the GOP approach to controlling health care cost, so well summarized as “die faster.”

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