Warming Up To The Repeal Of The Health Bill?
I find the arguments from the decision striking down the individual mandate to be ludicrous, but this Ezra Klein post makes me think twice about my views of the GOP strategy to undermine the health bill:
The resulting policy [after a successful GOP obstruction} isn't too hard to imagine. Think something like opening Medicare to all Americans over age 45, raising Medicaid up to 300 percent of the poverty line, opening S-CHIP to all children, and paying for the necessary subsidies and spending with a surtax on the wealthy (which is how the House originally wanted to fund health-care reform). That won't get us quite to universal health care, but it'll get us pretty close. And it'll be a big step towards squeezing out private insurers, particularly if Medicaid and Medicare are given more power to control their costs.
Where do I sign up for this result?
Speaking for me only
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