Critical Condition

Numbers Racket

Jeff makes an excellent point about CBO inflating the number of the uninsured, thus making it harder to solve the access problem. Even President Obama has backed away from the 46 million figure. In his Joint Session of Congress address in September, he said that there “are now more than 30 million American citizens who cannot get coverage,” thereby reducing the challenge before us by one-third. 

Tevi Troy is a presidential historian and former White House aide. His latest book is Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump.