Given shifting American attitudes about health care, we'll probably be talking about Hillary Care for some time. So many people want government to do something, anything, that it's probably a question of when, not if, we have some kind of national plan. To even complain of "socialized medicine" seems somehow quaint these days. But please be skeptical when any of the proponents talk about the cost:
Half of the $110-billion-a-year cost of Clinton's American Health Choices Plan would come from savings that she says she can squeeze from the current healthcare system. The rest would come largely from rolling back President Bush's 2001 tax cuts for the top two income tiers.
Triple that figure, and you still won't even be close. Hillary's estimate of the cost is just a bold-faced lie.