Thursday, June 16, 2011

Death in the Streets

Ezra Klein has a great piece on smart cuts to Medicaid. He apparently thinks that Republicans will get on board because:

"Shifting costs won’t work because we’re too decent a nation to let these people die in the streets."

A quick search shows me that an astoundingly large number of homeless people die in the US every year. I'm sure some of them have some sort of health coverage, but still, death in the streets is actually pretty common.

It's just that one political party would like to do something smart to stop it, and the other thinks the planet is getting colder and the universe is 6000 years old.

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