11:55 am October 14, 2009, by Kyle Wingfield
OK, so RomneyCare would be a better name. But the answer is: Not too well.
Writes The Wall Street Journal:
[Massachusetts] passed a prototype for ObamaCare in 2006 on the same cost-control theory as Senate Finance, only to see spending explode. So now Beacon Hill is contemplating far more drastic spending-control measures, such as a plan to “require residents to give up their nearly unlimited freedom to go to any hospital and specialist they want,” as the Boston Globe reported on Sunday. Paul Levy, the CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, told the Globe that “You can’t reap these savings without limiting patients’ choices in some way.”
If this was the same cost-control theory that Democrats in Washington are still operating on, it bodes ill for promises like “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.”
The Globe story is worth reading in its entirety.
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