Mandating health care
Sometimes silence speaks louder than gloating and beer guzzling.
Health care differs from other goods and services in important ways. But the output of the health care industry is less well defined.
But for millions and millions of Americans who might be on the receiving end of this nightmare—where just about everyone with health insurance is going to pay more, get less and face chaos where it need not exist—there is a slightly hopeful sign.
The Senate, where, as has been the case 60-something times since 2010 when Obamacare was first passed, now takes up repeal legislation.
It is unpredictable and imperfectly understood by producers, and still less by consumers.
Also, third-party payment and government intervention are pervasive.