...at the health care summit on Thursday and listening to their arguments in regarding health care reform over the last year or so, I can pretty much sum up their approach as three-pronged:
(1) Tort reform (which most experts estimate would account for about a one percent saving in health care costs);
(2) Allow insurance companies to sell policies across state lines (which would result in a "race to the bottom"); or
(3) Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to essentially do away with Medicare altogether. (Just imagine your aging parents without access to health care. Scary.)
I have a suggestion for the Republicans. Just simplify your position to four words that could fit easily on a bumper sticker: Let Them Eat Cake.
It's also more honest.