[T]he following can be said: the United States Congress has absolutely no interest in reducing . . . dubious Medicare expenditures. Let me repeat that. The United States Congress has no interest whatsoever in reducing dubious Medicare expenditures . . .
So the interesting and intriguing question for all, for journalists too, [is]: why is the Congress so disinterested in cost containment when it constantly whines about having to restructure Medicare? That is to me a huge mystery.
Obviously, Prof. Reinhardt hasn't read this.