Free Lunch Egalitarianism

April 16, 2012 9:13 AM0 commentsViews: 40

Free Lunch Egalitarianism

By Charles Krauthammer – Washington Post

Here we go again.

At the beginning of his presidency, Barack Obama argued that the country’s spiraling debt was largely the result of exploding health-care costs. That was true. He then said the cure for these exploding costs would be his health-care reform. That was not true.

It was obvious at the time that it could never be true. If government gives health insurance to 33 million uninsured, that costs. Costs a lot. There’s no free lunch.

 

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