Reform out of the spotlight (Metro NY)

If none of the options in the health reform debate strike you as particularly appealing, maybe that’s because one of the most popular options has been ruled off-limits by for consideration:

While Republican types freak out about the idea that government reform of health care will somehow involve government — economist Arthur Laffer’s “Just wait till you see Medicaid and Medicare run by the government!” was a classic of the genre — most people I know seem to be heading in the opposite direction. Why, they ask, is Congress spending so much time and money patching a system that is fundamentally broken?… [read more]