The Health 202: Cruz picks government health care subsidies as lesser of two evils


The Health 202: Cruz picks government health care subsidies as lesser of two evils

THE PROGNOSISSen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) debates health care during a town hall meeting on Thursday in Austin. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Even conservatives acknowledge that the sickest Americans need help in paying their own steep insurance costs. In an ironic twist, some would rather have the government make up the difference rather than spreading expenses among the healthy.
Health insurance markets are so complicated, and the policy around them is so complex and intertwined, that politicians don’t always land ideologically on the issue where you’d think. Just look at how GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is trying …

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