Institute for Public Accuracy

  • 08:35:03 pm on September 9, 2009 | 2

    “The public option is only a means to that end – and we should remain open to other ideas that accomplish our ultimate goal.” In other words, ciao public option, which wasn’t all that much to begin with. Will the members of the “Progressive” caucus go for this? I’m guessing they will.
    We’re still in the Reaganesque universe of the “magic of the marketplace.” The problem with our current system, says the apostle of change, isn’t that it’s too market-driven, but that it’s not marketized enough. If anything, this new exchange arrangement – in four years! – will probably add a new layer of costs to what already exists.
    By the same logic, shouldn’t we privatize Social Security? Or is that a project for the second term?

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Comments

  • Billy O'Connor 8:36 pm on September 9, 2009 | # | Reply

    This sounds more like a backdoor to privatizing Medicare than a backdoor to single payer.

  • Randy Geurts 8:51 pm on September 9, 2009 | # | Reply

    Reagan wanted to kill welfare, but it took a Democrat to get it done….


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