Eugene Robinson: The selfish budget? Or the selfless one?

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The Republican plan would turn Medicare into a voucher program that subsidizes the purchase of private health insurance. So what if an individual's insurance premiums are not covered by the voucher? So what if health costs, and premiums, continue to skyrocket? The free market will surely take care of all that, somehow or other. On Medicaid, Republicans want to shift the burden to the states, giving them block grants and essentially telling them to take care of the indigent however they choose. Some states would be diligent in providing adequate medical care. Some would not.

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