I don’t think this will ever reach the Morning Joe level of idiot box market saturation, but I do see more and more commentators mentioning the fact that the Republicans have not come up with their own alternative health care reform bill. This makes me wonder: why can’t Republicans have Greg Mankiw and Marty Feldstein write up some whackadoodle free-markety health care proposal? Mike Leavitt could pitch it to David Broder and Fred Hiatt. Megan McArdle could write 10,000 words about the genius of it and Andrew Sullivan would nod along. Serious people would agree that it merited serious consideration.
Why didn’t they do this?
I hesitate to add DougJ +7 because I think this post is fairly lucid.
Update. Apparently, they do have some kind of actual bill, HR 3400. But they never talk about it. Why not a bill that Joe Scarborough could get behind, at least?