Ugh. The NYT Prescriptions blog has the latest on the Democrats’ bad idea of breaking health care reform into parts:
If Democrats break down their major health care legislation into components that could be approved separately, the first bill up for consideration could be a proposal to end the exemption from federal antitrust laws that insurers have enjoyed since 1945.
Austin Frakt has already pointed out why this isn’t necessarily a great idea.
It’s bad enough that passing health care reform in bits may do no good. If it causes harm, that would be unspeakably bad.
(h/t Ezra Klein)