Saturday, August 22, 2009


Dan summarizes the state of play on health care reform.

What is most extraordinary, and extraordinarily irksome, is that we seem to be on a path toward an individual mandate, with no cost controls and massive insurance company subsidies. The various "reform" measures are pretty close to toothless in the absence of competitition. Even provisions like "no rescission" still require the person who has just been denied coverage to appeal the decision.

I just don't remember hearing Obama promise that during the campaign.