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Monday, April 20, 2009

How Not To Sell Universal Health Care

Micky Kaus objects to the way Democrats are trying to sell universal health care, as a cost-cutting measure, not because it is profoundly disingenuous (he approves of lying to the public in order to achieve your ends) but because it is a losing argument. "Cutting costs" inevitably involves triage, denying care to some applicants, and Republicans are sure to point out that the Dems are asking voters to approve a system in which government pencil pushers may someday decide that their lives are not worth saving.

Read it here.

Mickey's a really smart guy, but he scares me sometimes.