Holman Jenkins: Why Obama Bombed on Health Care – WSJ.com
Someday this country will have a health-care debate that’s not abject in its idiocy.
It will involve a term used by Congressional Budge Office chief Doug Elmendorf, who has become a notoriety for harping on the word “incentives.” The same word was used the other day by Warren Buffett, about what’s missing from the health-care plan on Capitol Hill.
We actually prefer the formulation of Duke University’s Clark Havighurst, who speaks of restoring the “price tags” to health care.
Now that’s a concept that the public could actually make sense of
Amen. The lack of pricetags, and ‘skin in the game’ is directly responsible for a lot of the healthcare spending explosion. Market, please.