July 16, 2009 12:50PM

In Which I Liken Wal‐​Mart to Josef Stalin

Well, kinda.

In this oped for Kaiser Health News, I explain how the deals that the Obama administration has struck with (some) drug companies, Wal-Mart, and (some) hospitals are "the same old Washington game of bribes, backroom deals, profiteering and protectionism -- and a harbinger of what health care will look like if the president’s reforms succeed."