Yes, it can get worse, much worse.
Washington’s deficit spending has fueled punishing inflation, but self-styled “progressives” in Congress remain fully committed to ratcheting up federal spending and debt even more.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders recently chaired a Senate Budget Committee hearing on his “Medicare for All” proposal. Like his earlier version, the Senate bill would abolish virtually all private and employer-sponsored health insurance, eliminate Medicaid and even Medicare itself, and establish a “single payer” system of national health insurance.
Most House Democrats are co-sponsoring similar legislation. Their basic proposition is that their legislation, which will upend coverage of 90 percent of the population, will guarantee higher quality care for all at lower national and personal costs.