Who’s Denny Hastert? He’s my favorite politician. I regularly ask this question at parties, among college educated yuppies in San Francisco. Frequently NO ONE knows — and I am not joking. Incidentally by my recollection of the constitution, he’s number 3 in line to the nuclear codes. Funnily enough he even has some limited power and influence running around after Tom Delay, and he thinks about health care, believe it or not.
What does he think about about health care? Funnily enough he too believes that the main problem in the country is that of the uninsured. And we’re going to solve that by reducing malpractice costs, or at least I think that’s what he said…maybe it was AHPs and getting the state out of insurance regulation…yes that’s it, that’ll work! After all all those AHPs and cross-state individual plans are going to really help contain costs, and get sick people into easily affordable insurance plans — especially after we’ve driven out the 0.5% of the cost of the system that malpractice causes.
More perhaps on this later, or perhaps we’ll leave that discussion to Jon Cohn. About time I got him back, and I know he’s thinking about it