Lyin' Krugman NYT
MSM slowly catching on to the main purpose of ACA -- privatizing Medicare and Medicaid (in addition to sending everyone else into the jaws of private insurance co's.) In the event, we have Krugman's piece in the NYT about Arkansas insisting on making Medicaid go through private ensurers (as if that isn't Obama's wet dream).
Krugman -- not the dumbest bulb in the chandelier -- sees right through the problem (why privatize health care programs that run well and less expensively than private ones), but his mind and pen are overtaken by the Obama Lackey in him -- so it's all about "bad Arkansas," "bad Republicn Governor." And for good measure, he does not sign off without explaining away how this is exactly what ACA is about.
You might ask why, in that case, much of Obamacare will run through private insurers. The answer is, raw political power. Letting the medical-industrial complex continue to get away with a lot of overcharging was, in effect, a price President Obama had to pay to get health reform passed. And since the reward was that tens of millions more Americans would gain insurance, it was a price worth paying.
With this one, Krugman has outdone himself in his reliable role as Lackey of the Peter Pinguid Society.