Friday, December 18, 2009

Mixed emotions

At this point, the health bill is so watered down that it really amounts more to an insurance reform bill than an actual health care reform bill. Nate Silver did some number crunching a few days ago that suggests that even in its currently mediocre form, it would end up leading to lower health care costs on average - significantly so over the status quo which is obviously unacceptable and unsustainable as I've pointed out before. Passing this bill would be a very small step in a better direction, but small steps is about as good as it will get with the current Congress.

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