New York (CNNMoney.com) – The health care bill that faces a crucial test vote in the Senate on Saturday is proof that getting reform passed and getting it right are two very different things.
Both are hard. But the pursuit of votes has weakened key elements with the most promise of reducing overall health spending.
Exhibit A: The eleventh-hour introduction of a Medicare tax hike as a way to help pay for reform.
Health care reform, to succeed, must not only help more people get coverage but also slow the growth in health costs and spending.