During a meeting in Brookings on Tuesday, our Representative said the following:
“One of the primary cases being made for health care reform is the fact that economic health for the country cannot be achieved if we don’t deal with runaway costs in health care, particularly some of our public programs.”
So, lets curtail those runaway costs in our public programs first, shall we? Then, when we’ve figured out how to do it there–without cutting essential health care services–we can use the same cost cutting principles elsewhere. Of course, she did use the third-person passive construct of “one of the primary cases being made” which lets her off the hook of actually saying she subscribes to that “case.” However, I believe the argument still stands.