Some tidbits from the health care policy world:
- Philip Klein is perhaps too kind to the Obama administration's latest defense of ObamaCare in "Obama solicitor general: If you don't like mandate, earn less money."
- The Obama administration launches a hospital payment reform effort that, rather than promote high-quality, low-cost medical care, will demonstrate once again why Medicare is incapable of such.
- The physicians lobby, having thrown its support behind ObamaCare with the expectation that Congress would jack up Medicare's physician price controls, is still begging Congress to do so.
- The Obama administration launches a lame effort to reduce medical errors in Medicaid, decades after markets devised far more powerful deterrents.