Thursday, September 10, 2009

Alyssa Rosenberg: Questions After the Health Care Speech

Rosenberg asks some nuts-and-blots questions.
So, I watched President Obama's speech last night, and while I'll leave the political prognostication to others, there was one substantial omission in the speech that I want to look at a little bit. Obama explained in detail what his proposal for health care reform would do, and provided a scenario for how he would pay for it. But he didn't talk about how it would be done. Are we going to have a new agency? Are existing federal employees going to be expected to do some of the tasks that would be required under the current plan? These aren't minor questions. They impinge on Obama's ability to do what he wants to do, and the cost at which he wants to do it.
No kidding. Read her full post here. She gets into the details yet without answers. I'm guessing some new Ross Perot is waiting out there with the new EDS that will make millions off this program.

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