Alex's Outlook

Friday, September 12, 2003

National Review Online speculates that Hillarycare in Republican suit and tie (the Republicans' prescription drug benefit) is dead. Everyone agrees that the bill is outrageously stupid policy. The only question is whether or not the Republicans have the political courage to kill it.

They would be better off starting from scratch and doing a reformist, conservative bill that at the very least has more room for private options and is only eligible to seniors making, say, $30,000 or less (just as long as there is some means-testing) who currently lack health insurance. Then Ted Kennedy can filibuster it and look like the obstructionist liberal POS that he is.

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