MEDICARE BILL RELOOK

Robert Prather extensively excerpts a WSJ look at the bill and thinks it’s not as bad as conservatives originally thought because the privatization part is stronger than we’d been led to believe. I think he’s right in terms of the bill as it now exists. The problem I forsee is that it gets the government’s foot in the door for areas that weren’t previously covered and, as always happens, pressure groups will successfully lobby for incremental expansion of these new programs.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.