Democrat Congress=Rising Health Costs

In today’s edition of the American Spectator online David Hogberg and I take on the issue of health care in the current Democratic Congress. While the Republican Party’s record on health care was no better (prescription drug bill, anyone?), other steps were taken in the right direction such as the move by John Shadegg (R-AZ) to allow individuals to purchase health insurance across state lines.
While health care certainly needs reform, adding new mandates like Mental Health Parity and allowing Medicare the authority to “negotiate” with drug companies for lower drug prices is a step towards Michael Moore’s vision of socialized health care, not better health care.