by Ben Cohen
Bob Cesca on the Baucus plan:
Under the Baucus Plan, families with a sick or injured member could
still very easily go broke, or at least could become rapidly buried
under medical bills.
From what I understand, the source of this ticking time bomb within
the Baucus Plan is the toxic combination of mandates and weak
subsidies. In other words, you’ll be forced into the system, but if
you’re of a certain income range the subsidies are too weak to protect
you from financial ruin.
More details from Ezra Klein here. In short, it’s crap, and not worth considering. If Obama takes this proposal seriously, healthcare reform is well and truly over.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.