Medicaid Spending In New York State

If you have a program that delivers services, and the expense of providing the services seems disproportionate to the benefits, and if the reason the expense seems disproportionate is something that unionized public workers have gotten out of the political process, then it’s easy to get conservatives hopping mad about it. But if you have a program that delivers services, and the expense of providing the services seems disproportionate to the benefits, and if the reason the expense seems disproportionate is something that private firms have gotten out of the political proces, then suddenly increased government oversight (regulation of for-profit colleges, IPAB, etc.) is a slippery slope to socialism.

From ThinkProgress

In a nutshell, this is what is broken about our policy making system.