MEGAN MCARDLE ON HEALTHCARE: “Is that a tradeoff you would make? Save the few thousand who might be kept alive by healthcare they now can’t afford, and take the possibility of new treatments from the millions who might be cured, or at least have their conditions improved? It’s no good dismissing it on the grounds that it’s unlikely, because you can’t think it any more unlikely than I think the notion of a healthcare reform that is all upside, no downside.”

Alas, I don’t think the outcome that Megan fears is unlikely at all.