Monday, May 9, 2011

Clarity Has A Well-Known Liberal Bias

Paul Krugman:

Because it is, you know, a plan to dismantle Medicare. When you transform a program that pays seniors’ medical bills into a program that gives them a voucher that almost certainly isn’t enough to buy adequate insurance, you can call the new scheme Medicare, but it isn’t the same program.

I think it is possible to have a discussion about the future of Medicare, as it is pretty clear that the current program involves some compromises. But I also think that it is really important that it be an honest discussion about what we are planning to do.

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