Deputy Director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation,
Recent coverage of the proposals offered by President Obama’s debt commission managed to gloss over a huge factor adding to the nation’s deficit -- Medicaid. But the problem wasn’t just in the coverage, but in the report, too. The final version ignored the massive expansion of the Medicaid program included in the new health care lawand didn't push for structural reforms to the program.
Medicare data tell a different story about a public plan option.