Argument: US health care reform is bad bargain for money

Issue Report: US health care reform


Robert Samuelson. “A parody of leadership.” Real Clear Politics. December 21, 2009: “Obama’s plan amounts to this: partial coverage of the uninsured; modest improvements (possibly) in their health; sizable budgetary costs worsening a bleak outlook; significant, unpredictable changes in insurance markets; weak spending control. This is a bad bargain. Benefits are overstated, costs understated. This legislation is a monstrosity; the country would be worse for its passage.”