Pass or Fail, We’ll Be Back Soon Enough

I have no idea what will come out of the impending vote-a-rama on healthcare. But I do know that whether we get a bill or not, nothing the Senate accomplishes today will do anything to address the fundamental problem with our healthcare system: rising costs.

If the cost of coverage is too high for society as a whole, then it doesn’t matter who’s paying for it. And all the proposals I’ve seen simply shuffle around the money without addressing the reasons we need so much of that money in the first place.

No matter what happens, it’s only a matter of time before we’re forced to revisit the issue.

Update (8/29/17): I’m just going to leave this here.

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