What's the world coming to?
"Federal stimulus prolonging hard times by delaying state restructuring?"

Scott Adams has an interesting suggestion . . .

. . . for health care reform. I'm not at all convinced it's necessary, but at least it's more reasonable--and cheaper-- than many of the ideas proposed:

I think a better role for government would be shining a light on the existing private healthcare plans in a way that would help consumers choose the most economical option. The government did this successfully with the bank loan industry when it required all loans to have an APR, which is a single number that allows consumers to compare one loan to another. Healthcare can't be boiled down to a single number, but I suspect you could come up with a report card and some sort of average cost per subscriber. That way, consumers could shop wisely, and the free market might work the way it is meant to work.