At CNN.com, Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch contributed to a quickie health care reaction panel that included Ed Rollins, Donna Brazile and various notables. Excerpt from his brief bit:
The sky won't fall. It almost never does. Some might argue that's part of the problem.
Those on my exceedingly narrow ledge of this debate–against both "Obamacare" and George W. Bush's huge 2003 Medicare expansion, in favor of individual choice in all human endeavors, and genuinely alarmed at the lousy long-term consequences of Bush/Obama bailout economics–are indulging in a bit of "RIP USA" rhetoric after this monumentally expensive lurch still further in the direction of Washington centrism.
But the perhaps less satisfying reality is that we will continue muddling along, doubling the wager while decreasing the odds that private sector innovation will keep on producing enough surplus cash to pay for public sector mistakes.