Obamacare isn’t helping. “Obamacare did not alter the main reason health spending has tended to grow rapidly over the past four decades: flawed government policies. Indeed, Obamacare doubles down on federally subsidized third-party insurance arrangements, the engines for health care’s hyperinflation. In Medicare, Medicaid, and employer-sponsored plans, the government provides greater subsidies for high-cost care, which largely undermines the incentives for economizing.
JENNIFER RUBIN: Losing a Repeal Vote, But Winning The War Against ObamaCare. Key bit: “Every Democrat in the Senate is on record as supporting the health-spending bill, even as a growing chorus of Americans are calling on them to re... Read Post
Let’s hope he learned from the experience. “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) late Saturday shrugged off the idea that Republicans would shut down the federal government if President Obama took executive action on immigration reform.” The col... Read Post