Monday, August 10, 2009

Samuelson: Bad Medicine

Newsweek's Robert Samuelson is a distinguished economist and columnist reflecting no particular partisan commitments. So his latest on Obamacare says a lot about where the President's initiative is heading:

One of the bewildering ironies of the health care debate is that President Obama claims to be attacking the status quo when he's actually embracing it. Ever since Congress created Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, health politics has followed a simple logic: Expand benefits and talk about controlling costs. That's the status quo, and Obama faithfully adheres to it. While denouncing skyrocketing health spending, he would increase it by extending government health insurance to millions more Americans.

Who is going to wake the President and tell him?

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