We have so many romances going on up there. It looks like Love Boat. Politicians, both new and old are being seduced by the health care interests. The health insurance business is now being brought in to show the government how to control health care inflation. Why would they want to control costs or reduce medical services?
In the end I think we will find this class of politicians are not tough enough to make many worthwhile policy changes, but are capable of making a more complicated and intractable problem.