At long last, we can answer the simple question that Democrats have been asking Republicans since March 23, 2010: You got a better idea? Unfortunately, the answer is a disappointing “no.”
Barone and Krauthammer claim that the Medicaid group did not have better health than the uninsured group, proving the futility of health insurance, but their conclusion is based on a very narrow, selective reading of the evidence.
Freedom requires more than the absence of laws and taxes. True freedom of choice requires the capability to make that choice — and the free market doesn’t always give us that capability.
On the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, many Americans are still operating under the assumption that people choose to be poor and unemployed, that they’d rather be lazy than rich, that they can afford the basic necessities of life. But the numbers tell a different story.
The more of the law that’s implemented, the better the economy seems to perform. How can that be?