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National Healthcare Plan Still Doesn't Work

Written By: A. Barton Hinkle  |  Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2011

             Last week in Mother Jones, Kevin Drum argued that the recent contretemps over the national debt had only a single cause. Defense, discretionary and interest spending are mostly on a downward slope as a percentage of GDP, he claimed; Social Security is "basically fine" - but not health spending. "The only thing we should be seriously concerned about," he concluded, "is health care spending. Period."

            In other words, the federal government's management of its health care programs has turned out to be a financial disaster. So what, according to progressives, is the solution? More government management of health care. Of course.

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