Monday, July 19, 2010

Ruling Interests

The American Conservative » Obamacare in Action
The resemblance between the healthcare scheme Romney designed and the one coming courtesy of Obama should put the lie to the idea that the two parties have strong philosophical differences in this area. As in banking and so many other fields, what determines policy are not ideas but interests — in this case, the interests of politicians who want to buy off voters with subsidized services and the financial interests of healthcare providers, who have plenty of lobbying clout no matter which party is in power
That's from Daniel McCarthy writing at the @TAC blog. Go read the whole (short) thing.

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