Who could have predicted that if you set out to reform America's health care system, but accepted the constraint that you have to preserve its most flawed features -- like the private insurance system that leaves millions uncovered, costs way too much and provides lower quality care than other nations without those features -- that every one of the leading "reform" proposals in Congress would wind up leaving millions of people uncovered, cost way too much, and likely not improve the overall quality of care in America?
Well, our WH and Congress never saw that coming. Which leads TNR's Jonathan Cohn to say it's time to worry that we can't pull this off. No kidding.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Problem with Health Care Reform
Scarecrow says it best at Firedoglake. And also here. Not good news!