By Michael Collins
I hadn’t paid much attention to the Supreme Court hearings on the Obama health care program until today. Someone told me Obama’s lawyer was tanking the case, which surprised me. Reflexively, I thought, Oh, that’s too bad. Then it all came back to me, my revulsion at what a lousy deal Obama’s health care program was and is.
The health care law does nothing about drug costs, a huge factor in affordability. It does nothing much about preexisting conditions, putting that off until 2014 (unless you are under 18 and how many of those folks buy their own plans?) It should target those medical conditions that create the greatest health care costs. It does not. Read the rest of this entry »